Some have followed the instructions I have written; others have simply been incentivised to start a pipe-dream project they had been putting off.
I was amazed. These little costumes are very well observed, executed and fit real well (with a little growing room).
I had to find out more. After a couple of emails I now have the background story to the costumes, so for the first time I’m gonna hand over my blog to one of my reader to tell you more.
This was my first attempt at making clothing of any kind. For many years I had been making soft furnishings for my own home and various other crafty projects, but a small boy with a Doctor Who obsession dictated that I should give costume making a go.
11th Doctor jacket and a visit to The Doctor Who Experience and actually seeing the costumes in the flesh, I got rather obsessed with the idea of making a ‘Tennant coat’.
10th Doctor ties!) and down-sizing it to fit a 3 year old.
With no experience to help me out, I fiddled for hours until it looked just right, padding re-attached and sleeves sewn in, it really started to look like a mini Tennant coat! I then colour washed it with dark brown dye to take the pale colour down a shade. Measuring the completed coat , I made a reverse coat out of the midnight satin lining, once stitched in place, checked for any twisting then hand sewed it in with fingers crossed that it would look as good as I hoped.
As you can see my son delighted in trying it out with the all important ‘running’ of the Doctor. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge the only part I was slightly annoyed about was the removal of original pockets that spoilt the fall of the coat when hung, but once on and off and running it looks great.
Jamie will love being on the internet :) he is an actor in the making and totally gets into the character of which ever Doctor he is dressed as at the time!