When I first started getting back into sewing in 2013 and started following all the wonderful sewing blogs out there, one of the first people I followed was Tanya from Mrs. Hughes. Tanya has always been a huge source of inspiration for me. She loves colourful dresses and fun prints and her style is very similar to mine. Tanya is also a friend and a fantastic human being.
A while ago, she sent me a lovely present of Wonder Woman fabric and the Decades Everyday E.S.P. Dress pattern. She’s made the pattern several times and even made it using Wonder Woman fabric. That dress is my source of inspiration for my dress using the very fabric she sent me.
I absolutely love this dress and wonder why it took me so long to make it.
I made the largest size and did a 2.5 inch FBA adding a total of 5 inches to the bust. I also shortened the bodice, did a hollow chest adjustment, and did a large bicep adjustment on the sleeves. I also changed the zipper to a side zip since that is my preference. I did have some fabric constraints and need to cut the skirt front and back to the width of the fabric. The fit is fantastic! The only tweak I would make for future versions is to take a small wedge out of the upper back since it is a bit wide there.
I made a Wonder Woman crown with foam and vinyl and already had a lasso made from my casual cosplay for the perfect accessories to the outfit. This dress will be great to wear to nerdy events and comic cons.
I think this is a fitting tribute to Tanya who is definitely a Wonder Woman. <3
Thank you to Tanya for always being such a source of inspiration for me and a fantastic friend. <3