The Doctor Who Sew Along for the 50th Anniversary of the show is over*
Here's a parade of the wealth of creativity that's happened over the last month and a bit (you can click on each pic for a direct link to each person's blog post) but there are bigger pics and details about the sewist/sewcialist if you keep scrolling down through this post......and keep scrolling down, because I've news at the bottom!
And now those involved and valuable links in more glorious detail:
You should add her blog to your reader/Blog Lovin'/feedly because it's interesting and pretty.......but especially as Lelie's not finished with her Doctor Who sewing: for the Christmas special (where we wave goodbye to Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and welcome his regenerated 12th played by Peter Capaldi) she's making a TARDIS dress for a live-watching party. I can't wait to see this (the dress or the tv show).
Suzie W, who blogs at Fabric Maverick is here representing Canada (I believe....).
She not only made herself a fab 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee-inspired frilly blouse, but made a 3rd Doctor penguin too AND coined a term/pun I should have used ages ago but it didn't even cross my mind.....she took an old shirt and 'regenerated' it (ordinary mortals would say refashioned or even upcycled but from now on when I make something old into something new it shall be called regenerating it!).
Check out her post here on the make and check out Mr. Penguin,
...or should I call him Dr. Penguin? (By the way, you might remember his cousin Penguin Stardust (I'm just making up names now) from the Bowie Sew Along). I love that he's made from blue velvet like the 3rd Doctor's jacket. Brilliant.
So you can add Suzie to your blog roll/readers, here's her blog Fabric Maverick, and here's her Flickr. Actually I do need you to head over to her blog soonish.....she was thinking that this fab shirt was too much like 'fancy dress' and though she's now beginning to like it, we need to convince her she could wear it almost anywhere (in time and space).
We've had a penguin but here's our first K9 friend.....and Becky, who blogs at Sew and So with the first of her two Doctor Who Sew Along makes, a TARDIS inspired skirt which she calls her Time and Relative Dimension in Skirts.
You need to pop across to her blog post on the skirt to find out how it's bigger on the inside (yes, really) and the gorgeously appropriate buttons (Lauren, check out the Gallifreyan-looking buttons....they could be what you're looking for).
Becky also made this Amy Pond inspired shirt for our sew along and the Sewcialists Grunge Sew Along (which you actually have time to join in with...the deadline has been extended until 15th December).
If you check out Becky's blog post look out for Silence-spotting tally marks and a Weeping Angel (look hard).
You need to add Becky's blog to your blog roll/reader too because she's another person who is keeping on sewing Who-stuff, she has a third project she plans to finish it after Christmas.
Check out her post for her fab TARDIS hat....and these aren't the only Doctor Who related things Meg has made, she has history. Check out her TARDIS inspired Taffy (with a lovely little K9 video and her extra) and if you ever feel blue, check out Meg's reaction to a TARDIS birthday cake....you might need to put in ear plugs first though.
You might argue with me, but I think Anneke at Annette Tirette has the BEST photo location of all the Doctor Who Sew Along makes. You need to go over to her blog and check out her photos. Stunning library!
AND SHE HAS TWO SHADOWS....and if you pop over to her post, there's something else in the shadows you need to spot. I would love to see this dress in real life, but unfortunately it's in Belgium and I'm in the USA, but the pics of the detailing (ombre effect layering tulle and pleatig to mimic ribs etc) are fab.
I think she wins for best make-up too....check it out, it's really stunning.
Loran, oh Loran....you never fail to amaze me. Your makes are amazing and always surprising. Check out full details of these two sweater upcycled coats (yes, scroll down there's a TARDIS one coming as well as this my favourite 4th Doctor's scarf inspired one) on Loran's blog 'Loran's World'.
And not to be left out is the delightful Chloe the dog in matching attire. So stylish :)
I know this is getting repetitive me saying you should follow people's blogs but if you're not following Loran, you should be. Her makes are amazing (remember her coat for the Bowie Sew Along?) and information about animal welfare etc fascinating too. I think 2014 is the year indeed to get off my behind and go and visit her. In American distance terms she's just down the road.
PLUS, check out her musings in that post about possibly selling these two coats on Etsy or Ebay.....if I didn't live in the desert I'd seriously be interested in buying that 4th Doctor coat!
And here's the TARDIS version, made from 8 sweaters.
Next up is Lauren who stumbled across the Doctor Who Sew Along whilst on the look out for TARDIS appropriate buttons for a TARDIS dress.....here's her Weeping Angel:
And her TARDIS dress (and cute Dr Hooves bag) she got finished in time to go and see the Day of the Doctor in the cinema:
Talking of cute...
Vicki at Another Sewing Scientist has yet to blog about this pink circle skirt for the cutest little Rose Tyler, but you can find Vicki's blog here with lots and lots of interesting stuff on it and she tweets @VMuise
You'll recall a larger Rose wearing the original in an episode about the Queen's Coronation in 1953 called The Idiot's Lantern.....complete at one point with a pink crash helmet.
I LOVE THIS CUSHION. You know by now my love of Daleks.....and Christmas......well here's a Christmas Dalek cushion by Suzy from Australia who blogs at Suzy Bee Sews.
You NEED to check out her Mario Quilt on her Flickr and as her blog is new to me, I've been working through her posts with great interest.....she's my sort of sewist.
And then finally there's us.....the Devyne family, and I told you in detail about our costumes yesterday....but in case you missed it, here's the link to the full post on The Devynes do the Four Doctors...
And that wraps up this sew along.
It's over. Done. Finished.
..........I don't want to go.....
There are so many other things Doctor Who-ish I want to sew, and apparently I'm not the only one. You'll have noticed above how many times I mentioned people have more to come.....and then there's all the people who've said they wished they had time to join in......
So for me, and Leila, and Erin, and Sheila.......and all the rest of out there who love sewing and love Doctor Who, I'm going to do a little work to wrap up and archive the contents of this sew along so it can be an ongoing resource.....
.....and though the Doctor Who Sew Along is over...
*LONG LIVE THE DOCTOR WHO SEWING CLUB!!
Yep, there'll be buttons and badges and certificates (possibly) like a proper 70s fan club, and you can sew what you want, when you want, and I'll keep the Flickr group open (though change some details) for you to post to......and every so often I'm going to make something and will post about it and round-up other things you've made for people to see, and we'll have an annual round-up of our makes to glory at and inspire further makerings (can you tell it's late and I need my bed?)
So let me design a Doctor Who Sewing Club logo etc and a details page, and I'll be back soonish with all the details......no sewist/sewcialist left behind!!
OK, this post is waaaaaaaay long enough, so I'll stop now except for this:
Sheila at Sowing Coats found our Sew Along too late to join the party and was sad, but offered us this tutorial on making our own TARDIS and Time Vortex lino printed fabric a whole lot cheaper than buying some on Spoonflower..... http://sowingcoats.blogspot.ca/2013/09/tardis-time-vortex-lino-printed-fabric.html
Oh and one last thing (call me Columbo), keep your diaries free for next April 2014, because I'll be running a Super Hero Sew Along (and everything comic book you'd like) to coincide with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4th) and the Amazing Spider Man 2 (May 2nd).
And if you like 007, Bond, James Bond......I've got a project coming up in 2014 to do with that and sewing too.
Watch this space.....
(Tempest goes off for a lie-down)