i might be a cylon.
when ruggy heard the sew weekly theme for this week was all about kick ass women from the small screen, he said i should be wonder woman. really? i said surprised. yeah, he said wide eyed, because you are a Wonder Woman to me.
sorry peeps, he's mine.
we're battlestar galactica freaks. watched the whole series twice through already and will probably do it again. it is CHOCK FULL of strong women. so we pondered starbuck... she's the badass blonde (oh yeah, and he's a she in the remake). but landed on the left with boomer. also known as sharon valeri. also known as cylon, model number eight. lieutenant, pilot, wife, brat, wearer of awesome outfits.
i wanted something that had a military feel to it, but, like boomer, had split personalities.
this ain't your daddy's BSG. the cylons have evolved since the seventies. now they look just like us, right down to the blood in their weird machine veins.
they resurrect themselves every time they bite it, downloading into a new body. oh yeah, and they get a REALLY COOL NEW OUTFIT every time. if i was a cylon, i might bite it just to see what outfit i got.
but the real reason for resurrection is, sadly, not fashion. no, no, the cylon resurrects to learn from its mistakes... hopefully. (some of them don't, you know.)
unfortunately, i think i might be one of the ones that don't. i'm really too stubborn to admit i'm ever wrong.
but i'm working on it. should only take several thousand more downloads to get it right.
fabric: stretch jersey, form the wonkiest cut yard i've ever had. luckily i only got one, at $5 per.
pattern: the laura dress from burdastyle, free for me because i am an online pack rat of the first order, and like a good cylon downloaded every weekly pattern before they started put price tags on. it had to happen. (now it's $4, and totally worth it.)
notions: zipper, $2
time to complete: 8 hours. fitting, considering my inspiration.
first worn: this weekend
wear again: possibly in my next download. i'm not so much feeling it this time around. maybe next time i'll get more boobs and less hips that are poorly accentuated by diagonal pockets.
total cost: $7
(speaking of resurrection, i get the irony. BSG actually dives heavily into religion and belief systems, cylons have "one true god" and the humans have many deities, like greek mythology. plus they fight this neverending battle to annihilate each other. it is highly awesome stuff, you should check it out of you haven't already.)