And just like that, I’m concert ready:
I can’t envision making a ton of Starstrucks (although it does have a very pretty view that incorporates lace), but I have to admit, it’s pretty perfect for the occasion. Plus it was a lot easier to put together than what it looks like it should be – what took me the longest was determining how to finish the bottom half.
You see, the pattern comes with a peplum “skirt” (sized as top) which I really disliked. However, the Starstruck is interchangeable with the Mix It Up dress pattern, which has a lot of options (so I wound up buying it too). I really wanted to make the high low tunic and even spent a great deal of time figuring out how I could make this into a longer skirt, but in the end, I didn’t have enough fabric for it. Then I decided to scrap the whole idea of making a dress and went with a (non-peplum) top. To do this, I took the fitted skirt pattern and took several inches off the bottom – easy!
Unfortunately, I didn’t find that the Mix-it-Up skirt pieces lined up as well with the Starstruck bodice (at least when it came to the fitted skirt piece). In fact I wound up shaving about 1/2″ on each side for it to fit without stretching the material. I didn’t go through sewing threads to see if anyone else had this issue, so I’m not sure if I’m the only one or not. At least it was an easy fix.
Would I make this again? You bet. We have a music fest coming up next spring and it would be fun to take a concert tee and refashion it with this pattern. I may even give the pretty, lace version a try too!