The Tardis Taffy
Fabric: Royal Blue Polyester from stash
Pattern: Taffy Blouse featured in the Colette Sewing Handbook
Time To Complete: 4 hours
First Worn: January 7, 2012
Wear Again?: Omigoodness yes!
Total Price: $0!
Like many ladies I know, I have a good amount of jewelry. When this challenge first popped up, I went scavenging through my jewelry box to see what goodies I could find. My eyes immediately landed on my Tardis necklace and earrings that I obtained through the Sisters Ruehl shop.
As some of you may know from following my blog, I’m a HUGE Doctor Who fan. I’m even redoing my bedroom in “Classy Tardis” style. The only thing I seemed to be missing was an outfit to reflect my absolute geektastic passion.
I’ve been carrying this fabric in my stash for five years. I knew eventually I would find the perfect pattern to use it, so I saved every scrap I could find. I ended up having to piece together the back, but I’m actually rather pleased with it! I varied from the pattern and cut the fabric on the edge in order to have the sheer stripes run vertically instead of diagonally.
The longest part of this creative process was definitely hand sewing the bias trim onto the sleeves and neckline. While it seemed to take forever, once it was done, I was so glad that I didn’t have any visible stitching to distract from the sheer fabric on the sleeves. I’m also very pleased that this shirt marks the first time I have ever used French seams – I’m so excited to have learned a new skill!
This is definitely one of the best tops I own, and I’m glad I kept that tan tank top in my closet!
Thanks for reading, Friends, and if you’re a Doctor Who fan, then this video is for you!