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Doctor Who Apron 1 – Complete

Remember in November when I bought Doctor Who fabric to make Christmas aprons? I ended up not making them in time and the fabric has just been hanging out… waiting… until my friend’s birthday. Since a Doctor Who apron is a much better birthday gift than Christmas gift … because of … reasons.

Anywho, I spent the day working on the apron. I got the pattern from WhatTheCraft.com and I don’t think I can rave enough about her patterns. I have extensive quilting experience, but almost 0 experience making clothes (and no experience making things correctly, just guessing). Her pattern says that it’s for beginners, but I had my doubts. Her instructions were so detailed and there were pictures for each step, it was so easy to make (all 80 steps of it). For the pattern, you get a 16 page file of the pattern pieces which you print on regular letter paper, tape together, and then cut out the shapes. And that may be a common thing but my experience is just the patterns on the light brown tissue paper so I appreciate her pattern being easy to print.

Doctor Who Dr Who Tardis retro apron blue green teal ruffle trim full apron batik

Here is the fabric cut out with the pattern pieces. I found a teal batik to match the colors in the Tardis fabric.

Doctor Who Dr Who Tardis retro apron blue green teal ruffle trim full apron batik

Close up of the fabric. I used a cotton poplin. It’s thicker than I’m used to (compared to regular cottons) and I was worried it was too thick, but since it’s an apron that will be used and washed, I think it’s an appropriate thickness.

Doctor Who Dr Who Tardis retro apron blue green teal ruffle trim full apron batik

I got some off white ruffle trim from Joanns and made the skirt.

Doctor Who Dr Who Tardis retro apron blue green teal ruffle trim full apron batik

Next up was the bodice, including some ruching at the top. And throughout all of this, I didn’t sew myself to anything! Not even once! I was also thinking this could work as a swimsuit, with different fabrics.

Dr Who Apron top

I got both halves put together and had my finished apron!

Doctor Who Dr Who Tardis retro apron blue green teal ruffle trim full apron batik

The problem with aprons is that they don’t look quite so fabulous laying down, so when I gave it to my friend, I took pictures of the apron being worn. And I taught Paul how to bevel.

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Doctor Who Aprons

Right now, I’m working on finishing 5 quilts by next Friday (Nov 14) and then 4 more by Christmas. All are close and just need labels sewn in, pictures taken, and washing. More on those later.

But, that means it’s time to start thinking about non-quilt Christmas gifts. I saw the below apron at Whatthecraft.com and decided to make it.

Vintage Style Apron Whatthecraft.com Christmas gifts DIY

I bought custom printed Doctor Who fabric from Spoonflower.com and am eagerly waiting for it to arrive (it shipped today). I just bought the main fabric for each apron (I’m making 2) and will color match the accent at a quilt shop.

Nebula

teal swirls landscape --blue police box landscape (900 dpi)

Stay tuned…

Happy Halloween

I’m going to a friend’s party where she said costumes are mandatory. I have at least 4 costumes in the closet, so that’s easy enough for me but my (male) friend was panicky after the host said she will dress up anyone who isn’t in a costume and all of her costumes are for females. So after some brainstorming, we came up with the idea of him being Twitter. I used the leftover fusible web from Tetris to make the birds. There is a bird on each side. At the party, he’s going to follow people around (get it?) and only speak with 140 characters and repeat/retweet what people say. It should be annoying as heck, but at least he will look great!

Twitter logo Halloween costume tshirt fusible web