So this is not the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada???? It’s four hundred miles away in Reno, I’m at a Crochet Guild of America conference, and this is September, not August 2012. But a little space and time shift didn’t bother me any.
And there’s the perfect argument for Star Fleet having a mandatory retirement age! That’s me, dashing about getting a few things we needed for the CGOA Fashion Show (lint roller in hand!), standing still only momentarily at the Crochet Design Showcase, an experimental booth I launched at the Reno conference. More about the conference in a bit. As for the dress, it is only faintly recognizable as the Rockin Red Dress, my design published in the current Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet. In the magazine it is styled this way:
Crochet the dress a couple of inches shorter, wear it with black boots, a T-shirt collar and a spiffy replica of Lt. Uhura’s insignia from the Star Trek 2009 reboot film, and, it reverts back to the original inspiration for the design:
Well, yes. Zoe Saldana’ Uhura is much younger, curvier and hotter than me. And her uniform dress is scandalously short and fitted. But you get the idea. Even we geeky fan girls can play dress up once in a while.
I loved that dress in the first place, but HELLO! Oh yeah!!! This Star Trek lover LOVES that dress. You are officially my absolute crochet hero. 🙂
This is SO fun! Love all your designs.
Who wouldn’t love it? I hope you Live long & prosper
You rocked that dress, Doris! The fashion show was so much fun. Can you get Scottie to beam me back to Chain Link?
You DO totally rock that dress! 🙂 Love it!
My two great loves Star Trek and Crocheting Way to go! The dress is great!
Yep, yours looks just as good as the TV one! Except even better because it’s REAL LIFE.
Isn’t it amazing how styling can complete change the look of a garment? I love your Star Trek theme; channel your inner Lt. Uhura!
Absolutely fabulous dress! Live long and prosper.
Doris, thank you so much for this post! Made my day! You look FWABULOUS, Darling!!!!
Yeah girl you absolutely ROCK that dress…LOL!!! You do so look the part too. Perhaps as Uhura’s mentor???? like you are to all us crochet lovers. You are the STAR in my books. Go on with your bad self.
You go, girl!!
Here in DC we use a phrase “Rock the Red” (for our hockey team). However, you really know how to rock the red! (the Ling collar maker)
I remember talking with you at the Greensboro conference about you making a Star Trek uniform. This is fabulous!
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you are FANTASTIC!
Love you and the dress Doris! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time in Reno. You’ve been quite an inspiration for my 21 year old (Becky). She thinks you are the coolest thing since the iPad. Thanks too for a new vocabulary word: doubledogdangit! I’ve got a feeling that may get some air time around here as we brace for hurricane Sandy.
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I love both the dresses but I think I may have to try making my own Star Trek one. It looks even better than the knit pattern I was contemplating.
this awesome ❤ your blog just found you excuse me while I snoop
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You, my dear are AMAZING and such an inspiration! I’ve been wanting to integrate crochet into cosplay for years! You NAILED IT!!
Awesome! I am going to have to make this. I already have a sewn TOS uniform, but this is even cooler. What a great combo of crochet and geek!
I would love to make this up! Where can I get the pattern?
I got the pattern by downloading the fall 2012 issue of interweave crochet. It cost a few dollars and has many awesome designs in it.