|Made for a 1960s themed party, so based on William Hartnell's original TARDIS!|
Nearly there! (Posted 21st February 2013)
So I have now finished all the panels for the dress, and make a light that I've attached to a hairband. The light was made from a bit of cardboard wrapping paper tube for the central, white part, cardboard cut to make a pyramid for the top, and a square of cardboard for the bottom, each covered with fabric which I sewed and glued in place, then sewed together, with four thin tubes of the blue fabric between the top and bottom of the light housing. Then finally sewed onto a premade headband.
All that remains is to print and laminate a St John Ambulance sign, and attach everything to the dress. On schedule to be done in time for the party which is on this Saturday!
Progress (Posted 3rd February 2013)
Have now completed the choker, however due to the size of the letters, I may rethink and position it over the straps of the dress - but I will wait until the other pieces are complete and ready to be pinned in place before doing this.
Playing with fabric paints (Posted 31st January 2013)
Have now bought white fabric for the windows, and some fairly heavyweight black ribbon to make a choker. Fabric paints, stencils and poppers for the choker arrived this morning.
Plan for tomorrow: Hem the window and sign pieces, finish choker stencilling (if not done tonight) and add poppers to attach round neck, and start stencilling on the sign using template created today, and centre of the fabric as a guideline.
Starting out (Posted 29th January 2013)
Basically, I've been invited to a 60s theme party, and thought this would be the ideal costume for me, since I don't have the time or money to do Hartnell or Troughton Doctors any justice, and I just got a blue dress which is a perfect TARDIS blue, and so the idea came together!
Currently I don't want to make the adjustments to the dress permanent, so am working on how best to attach the new features without damaging my beautiful new dress!
Heading to the fabric shop tomorrow to look for the necessary bits and pieces! May be safety pinned unless I come up with a better plan!
If anyone who happens to stumble on this has any good suggestions I'd be grateful! x