Long story short, besides Fraggle Rock, my daughter’s other favourite show is Yo Gabba Gabba! and last night was the Yo Gabba Gabba! concert. I really wanted to make my daughter something theme-ish to wear and originally thought to make one of the dresses like the girls wear in the show for the “My name is ____! I like to dance!” segments, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Then thankfully, I remembered some awesome robot fabric I had my in stash and decided to celebrate Plex by making a 1950’s dress using robot fabric!
I used Butterick 2553 as the base pattern. The pattern is undated – but I’m guessing it’s either very late 1950’s or early 1960’s.
I then I drafted a Peter Pan collar, bodice inset, sleeve cuffs and a belt. To embellish, I discovered I had the most perfect vintage red buttons – 2 that looked like cogs, and 5 that looked like the little red lights on the robots on the fabric. I then machine sewed with red thread shell tucks onto white bias binding, and used it for all the trimming.
While the dress isn’t perfect, I’m very proud with how it turned out – it was exactly as I envisioned.
If you’d like to read more about the dress and to see more photos, please feel free to visit my blog!
And now, without further ado, photos!