We’re starting the New Year off right with a little Doctor Who for our CraftingCon competition! And first up, we have Rachel sharing one of the cutest girly interpretations of Eleven that I’ve seen! I’m a huge fan of Rachel’s patterns – in fact, I wear my Omega Angel jacket almost every day!
This year, we have decided to add a sew along instead of just a linky party. We’re running it in our Facebook CraftingCon group and is open to anyone who wants to join in (and if you don’t like this month’s theme, you’re more then welcome to join now and play along with a future theme!). Scroll to the end of the post for the link up.
Hi y’all! I’m Rachel from Golden Rippy and I’m super excited to be the first contestant for January’s CraftingCon. It’s DOCTOR WHO!!! Spoilers! :) Now this is my first time participating in a sewing contest like this, so needless to say I was sooo intimidated to come up with something cute, but not costumey. I want fellow nerds to give a wink and nod when they see the outfit, not random strangers to be like “oh, you’re fans of ____”. Lol. So there was a fine line between “inspired by” and “cosplay”, and I think I found that line! My personal take on this month’s theme was “If my tiny Whovians could sew”. Lil Missy’s outfit is a gentle nod to, eh-hem, my favorite Doctor. ;) If I was little again, this would totally be my outfit every day. Hehehe. She’s keeping her eye on something we saw. Statues don’t move, right? I started with her pants. They needed to be feminine, but awesome. So I hand embroidered the little Tardis on the pocket, because we all HEART HEART the Doctor. ;) And then she needed a shirt, so I shortened a dress pattern and made it into a peplum top. The red ribbon reminds me of suspenders. Hehe. Again… I wanted to nod to the Doctor, not make a button down shirt exactly like him. And it needed little girly buttons! Lil Miss needed a bow necklace, obviously. So I printed out a tiny bow pattern from my phone (it shrinks every pattern) and sewed a little bow. I had to cut off about 4″ off a regular chain to make it fit her. She loves it though, which makes it all worth it. Now…wait. What’s that in the background? Ahhh! Don’t blink! You can’t take your eyes off them for a minute. Right? ;) Yep. My Tiny One is a weeping angel! Or more like those silly little cherubs with the high giggles. Ahhh! ;) She needed a pillar dress with some chic. This pattern was it. But instead of the contrasting hem at the bottom, I turned it into a ruffle. Girls need ruffles. Maybe that’s why the angels are so grumpy…no ruffles. Ahhh adorable. I can’t take my eyes off her. Thanks for checking out my entry this month! I could have easily gone overboard with this theme. I probably will when no one is looking. Lol. I had tons of fun. This was the first thing I’ve sewn for FUN in a while. Loved every minute of it and the challenge. Thanks again for the chance! Check out my blog for more fun pics that didn’t make it into this post and a behind the scenes look. And don’t forget to look below for a list of all the items I used to make their outfits. :) Happy crafting! Materials used: The Doctor’s dress/top was the June Bug dress pattern from “Craftiness Is Not Optional“. I used white cotton fabric, vintage lace, red ribbon leftover from my wedding, and pink buttons from JoAnn fabrics. Her Tardis pants were the Lovely Rita Skinnies from “Shwin Designs“. I used stretch denim from JoAnn fabrics and that thick jean topstitching thread. Her bow was made with a 14″ chain (I shortened an 18″ one), red Eco-Fi felt and red thread. Tiny One’s weeping angel dress is the So Chic Harlow Monroe dress/tunic pattern from “Hailey Bug’s Closet“. Fabric is leftover from my stash, but originally purchased at JoAnn fabrics.
Right? Right?? Those double hearts just slay me – and a baby weeping angel? Yes please!
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