"The Final Frontier" Dress
When I catch a glimpse of Star Trek every now and then, I immediately get transported back to my younger days. There is just something about the too bright, too warm colors of the show that remind me of spending time with my dad. (Star Trek, lumber yards, and city dumps. That last one is weird.) I guess I am blessed to have had a childhood that could be described as bright and warm on just about every level.
Though I am not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination, I admittedly have an extremely soft spot for Scotty, Sulu, and Bones. And, of course, Lt. Uhura. She was always the coolest: heavy eyeliner, short skirts, and that crazy thing in her ear. (What was that thing? I suppose it had something to do with being Chief Communications Officer.) She was so stylish, self-assured, and calm. Even as a little girl I knew her cool was deeper than mere fashion. Uhura was the best.
- Fabric: Red and black pique.
- Pattern: I wish I could remember. . .
- Year: I bought the pattern ca. 2000 when I thought it would be cool to dress like a 1960s stewardess (or a 2260′s Starfleet officer).
- Notions: Zipper, thread.
- Time to complete: 1 1/2 hours (+10 years)
- First worn: Last week.
- Wear again? Maybe. It’s simply and summery. I don’t like how it wrinkles.
- Total price: $0