A long time ago, I won a giveaway at Annette Tirette! I received the gorgeous galaxy fabric. Some dancing around tables was involved when Anneke told me I won. It took me some time, but I finally made it into a dress! I was so much in love with the bodice of the Elisalex dress of By Hand London, that I wanted to make a second version. I love-love-love-love-love-love-love this dress! I finished it on the 30th of December 2013, so actually it's a dress from last year, but I wore it out for new year's day at the party at my boyfriend's family. People said it reminded them of fireworks, so I think it was a very appropriate dress. (Sorry for blurry pics, my camera decided to take blurry photographs and I did not notice it untill I was editing. Some of them are sharp...) I made a couple changes to the dress. You can read about my changes on the bodice in this post. I changed the skirt for a long strip of fabric, which I pleated. At the centre front I made a double boxpleat. This makes for extra room when I need to eat a big meal at family gatherings :-). I also added pockets in the side seams, 'cause dresses with pockets are the best! I love the pleated skirt in this version and the scooped back. The bodice of Elisalex is perfection in my opinion. As you can see I did a lapped zipper on this dress. I used the free 'Mastering Zipper Techniques" class on Craftsy from Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch and I got it right at the first try. That hardly ever happens. (okay, I accidentally switched sides of the lapped part but I'm ignoring that fact) On my way to find another galaxy... TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!