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Galaxy Veronica

Added Dec 21, 2012

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






When I first flipped the new BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book, I was immediately drawn to the 80s variations. I used the Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress base pattern, and followed the instructions for the Veronica 80s top variation. I fell in love with the different V panels, and how they could easily be color blocked. The 80s is my favourite retro era, I am in love with the bright colors and crazy silhouettes. They are right up my alley…plus I love shoulder pads.

I got this galaxy spandex fabric at Spandex House here in NYC. I first made leggings with it, and then I used the leftovers for this lovely top! I paired it with blue mesh spandex and black sequins. When I was drafting this variation I made the hemline about 3" longer than the book said, and I also added additional inserts at the side because I wanted to incorporate more blue mesh.

I LOVE this top/dress/tunic…I even wore it to the book launch party in Brooklyn. I got many compliments on it, and I know I’m going to wear it multiple times this holiday season for parties and outings because it is super comfortable and unique.

Material Notes

Spandex, sequins, mesh




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Feb 24, 2015, 01.16 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is amaaaazing!!! awesome work hon xx

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    Dec 25, 2012, 09.44 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    I m not fond of 80’ but this is so fresh and cheerful (if we can say that for a garment)

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    Dec 22, 2012, 10.58 PMby lmb

    All your fabrics are a perfect match. I like

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      Dec 23, 2012, 04.41 PMby MegH

      Thanks, I love how these fabric all come together!

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    Dec 22, 2012, 01.45 AMby katherinech


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      Dec 22, 2012, 10.01 PMby MegH

      Thanks !

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    Dec 21, 2012, 06.27 PMby Jamie Lau

    This is SO you!

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      Dec 21, 2012, 06.55 PMby MegH

      Thanks Jamie!!!!

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