I have a confession to make. As a teenager I was a Trekki. I loved to watch the adventures in outer space and the new and exciting worlds that were portrayed. I watched all the series and films (it helped that my step-brother had all of them on vhs).
While now I cannot watch an episode without laughing loud and hard at the technobabble, the fascination with outer space has remained with me. So when nishi of nishiink! mentioned on her blog that Voyager 1 has left the solar system I was very excited! After a bit of chatting we decided to dedicate a space themed garment to Voyager 1 in celebration of this event. If you want to see hers as well as an description of what the Voyager probes are about, hop on over. Here is my make:
I had bought this fabric over a year ago back in Switzerland. I was shopping for nothing specific at the Bernina store in Winterthur, when I saw two sales clerks ooohing and aaahing over this fabric. I couldn’t help but join them. Unfortunately, I only got about 70cm as it cost an arm and a leg. Luckily that was just enough for a self drafted sleeveless cowl neck shirt.
Some of the longer term readers might already know that I am obsessed with cowl necks (1 and 2). So of course I had made ichigogirl’s cowl neck dress (link to the free pattern). However, it is a rather risqué neckline for everyday wear. Therefore I decided to draft my own, based on my knit sloper and a tutorial by Lakshmi Rajesh. While I have never blogged about them, I have made several shirts with this pattern. One of them has had several cameo appearances on the blog already (it’s the flowery top in my birthday post).
I had meant to make this nebula shirt ever since I bought the fabric, but the news about Voyager 1 has given me the needed kick in the behind to finally make it. While it’s a simple make, I think the nebula fabric makes this something special and worthy of a celebratory shirt.
And just for the fun of it:
P.S: The title is of course inspired by the Star Trek Enterprise opening Monologue. I thought it fitting, as Voyager plays a rather important role in one of the films…