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(cross-posted from my blog)

skirtandshirt

Last year, J9 asked me if I would make a shirt for Ron. She'd already made a skirt for herself out of some TARDIS and Dalek fabric that she had bought from Spoonflower, and she figured there was probably a shirt's worth of material left. There was-- just barely! I gave Ron the shirt when I saw him at Christmas, and all was well, by which I mean my mom was kind of horrified by it, but Ron loved it. They wore their matching outfits to StellarCon in North Carolina (ADORABLE!):

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I looked at the pile of scraps I had left, and I thought, "I bet if I pieced these, I could make a skirt for their daughter. Then they would ALL match!" And then, because my mind seizes up when I try to design something original, I scoured the internet for pictures of colorblocked and patchwork skirts, and I drew sketch after sketch until I was finally satisfied it wouldn't look terrible. I really didn't have that much of the Who fabric left, so I picked up some coordinating solid cottons at Jo-Ann. And so-- skirt!

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It's a basic quarter-circle skirt, dead simple to draft, although turning the single pattern piece into the five stripe pieces was a bit time-consuming-- lots of careful measuring and drawing and cutting. The trickiest part was piecing the TARDIS and Dalek blocks, because my scraps were tall, not wide. I couldn't make things line up perfectly, but I did my best. Here's an example:

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The skirt is fully lined-- white underneath the lighter upper blocks, with a dark stripe around the hem so it blends with the bottom of the skirt. It has a grosgrain waistband and closes with an invisible zipper on the side.

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I think she might like it. Just a little.

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I was pretty pleased too, if we're being honest. :)

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I still have some tiny scraps left...wonder what I could do with them? [livejournal.com profile] nmissi suggested making covered buttons for a coordinating blouse, or a hairband or hairbow!

Date: 2012-05-24 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] econopodder.livejournal.com
SO adorable. And I love Missi's suggestions!

Date: 2012-05-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: 2012-05-24 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] econopodder.livejournal.com
BTW -- in the pic by the railing, she looks like a fashion model! :-)

Date: 2012-05-24 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
Oh don't tell her that, it'll go to her head. ;)

Date: 2012-05-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
I know, right? She's a natural. I'm jealous!

Date: 2012-05-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bailunrui.livejournal.com
These pieces are all AWESOME (especially the quarter circle skirt).

Date: 2012-05-26 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

Date: 2012-05-24 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughingmagpie.livejournal.com
So well done!! I love it!

Date: 2012-05-26 07:57 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-24 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-cubicle.livejournal.com
Now I want a tie made out of that.

Date: 2012-05-26 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Oh, that would look super cool!

Date: 2012-05-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amaz0n-princess.livejournal.com
You did such an amazing fantastic job on both!

Thank you again. :)

And if you make headbands, OMG I WANT ONE.

Date: 2012-05-26 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
You're welcome again! :D

I'll have to look at the scraps and see whether they'll work for headbands.

Date: 2012-05-24 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Wow you really did a nice job on both!

Date: 2012-05-26 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you Maggie!

Date: 2012-05-24 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belluthien.livejournal.com
Fantastic! :-)
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Date: 2012-05-26 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brightcupenny.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: 2012-05-28 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedihealer.livejournal.com
Doesn't Spoonflower have the greatest fabric! I have some zombie stuff I have to make something out of. Hmmmm, a shirt for hubby would be fab!

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