I’m so happy to share this dress with you! Yes, another ESP dress, but this time in one of my favorite fabrics — Wonder Woman!!!
I bought this fabric earlier this year from Beverly’s. I was never a big fan of Wonder Woman until I read some of the early stories from the 40’s and really got into her and what she stands for after that. She really is inspiring feminist figure and she’s pretty damn awesome, isn’t she? Therefore it seemed apropos that I made a dress with this cool DC Comics fabric.
This fabric is a multi-directional print and I wasn’t certain at first which direction to cut the fabric. I decided to cut it in one direction on one side of the dress and in the other direction on the reverse side.
This is one of many Decades Everyday ESP dresses that I’ve made. It’s most definitely a TNT pattern for me, and I’m probably never going to stop making it, especially when I have a kitschy fabric like this to sew. I graded this pattern up, lowered the neckline, did a swayback alteration and lengthened the skirt by a couple of inches. All in all, my normal adjustments, with the addition of the lowered neckline.
When I bought this fabric, the woman who cut it at Beverly’s asked me what I was going to make with it. When I told her that I was going to sew a dress with it, she looked at me like I was crazy. A crazy gal with a bad ass dress.
I’m also wearing this awesome headband made by the equally awesome Andie! Aren’t sewing friends the best? I know I’m not wearing it like a tiara, but I guess it feels better for me to wear it as a headband.
I wore this dress to a local con and a lot of people commented on it. Here I am above posing with Batman and his bat bike. One gal told me I should dress up as Wonder Woman herself. Well….you will never see me sporting spandex or walking around in a bodysuit. But if I ever did venture away from everyday WW cosplay, I’d be more likely to wear something along the lines of this:
- Dress: Decades Everyday ESP Dress in Wonder Woman print fabric, made by me
- Headband: handmade by Andie (Sew Pretty in Pink)
- Earrings: Luxulite
- Belt: Amazon
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Peep Toe Super High