by Laura B.Guest Blogger
A few months ago, the Stellar Four ladies discussed making a Darth Vadar tutu apron. I originally accepted the challenge of creating said tutu apron but had second thoughts because — and since this is a safe place, I feel comfortable saying this — I’m not really into Star Wars. I never thought it was completely awful … it just isn’t my cup of tea.
So what is in my teacup? Battlestar Galactica. Hence, I switched my focus: I was going to turn Starbuck’s uniform into an apron.
My mom taught me to sew when I was 8 or so and, while I’m no expert, I’m pretty good. I feel like sewing is empowerment. It gives me the power to create.
I don’t have to rely on patterns. I can think far outside of the box. I can strive to create everything I see. Halloween as a St. Pauli girl? Why not. A quilt of t-shirts from high school? Nailed it. An outfit appropriate for the bedroom only? I, uh, wouldn’t know anything about that. But seriously, isn’t it wild to take these flat things….
… and turn them into something incredibly functional? So here we go!
I already had a pattern for an apron from a previous project, so after buying the materials, I cut out the pieces.
…including the red lining (based on Number 6’s kickass dress through the series).
Then things got real. At this point, I left the pattern behind to dive in to the ornamentation, i.e. the light blue piping, buttons, and insignia. The piping turned out to be a major challenge resulting in the apron looking like this at one point:
Eventually I figured it out and moved on to the buttons. I spent a nerdy amount of time trying to find the most appropriate button pattern and settled for this one:
…because they put me in mind of Starbuck’s mandala:
|In general, I wore pants during the project.|
Ok, so piping on! Buttons on! Pocket on! Time to turn it inside out from this ...
|No making fun of my ancient TiVo remote.|
... to this …
… to this!
But because there was a whole lot of this ...
... there was a lot of this ...
|Roll! Roll like the wind!|
... and this ...
|Starbuck would have wanted me to drink a little.|
Here is my apron in all its glory!
So, humble readers, what do you think? Is this a successful adaptation of Starbuck’s uniform? Should I have tried for the Darth Vadar tutu apron instead?
And what other iconic sci-fi or fantasy garb would you like to see turned into kitchen wear?