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The Stars

Added Sep 9, 2012

by Ezzles

Sydney, Australia






Patrick Wolf, one of my favourite musicians of all time, announced a show at the Sydney Opera House. So of course I needed a fabulous new dress to wear! After much scouring of fabric stores looking for the right fabric, I found this wonderful space fabric in Spotlight and had to have it!

The name suggested itself – one of my favourite Patrick Wolf songs is called The Stars, and this dress is covered in them!

The pattern is Simplicity 2180 – a new one for me. I’m quite happy with it, though the waist seems to sit in an odd spot on me, which crushes the waistband. But that’s easily fixed next time! I’d also like to try the variation with sleeves, they’re great.

Photos are by pambox, as (almost) always! The lighting was bad, and I’ve fixed it as much as my very limited Photoshop abilities allow, but they may still be a tad blurry. The fabric close up is the best representation of the colour, because it was taken in sunlight this afternoon.


Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Geek

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    Mar 29, 2014, 07.59 AMby cathysews

    Fantastic dress and I love the print

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      Apr 1, 2014, 10.36 AMby Ezzles

      Thanks! 18 months after making this it’s still one of my favourite dresses.

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    Sep 27, 2012, 09.03 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Oh my gosh! I NEED some of this amazing fabric too! What a great dress, so nerdy & sciency, I love it! The V at the back is a nice surprise too.

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      Sep 28, 2012, 12.10 AMby Ezzles

      They also had the same print but with astronauts on it too. Get thee to the local Spotlight!

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      Sep 28, 2012, 01.15 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I am on to it!! :)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 01.57 PMby laikadoll

    Aww this is cute! I love the back neckline, and I’m also a fan of Patrick Wolf!

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      Sep 10, 2012, 12.12 AMby Ezzles

      The V-neck back is my favourite part of this dress, too.

      And you have good taste! :)

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    Sep 9, 2012, 08.33 AMby Mary Athey

    the dress is lovely on you, the contrasting fabric bands a nice touch!! the fabric is wonderful x

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      Sep 9, 2012, 09.38 AMby Ezzles

      Thank you!

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