Pookie an’ me gots t’go to Radcon dis weekend! We had a great time an’ met lotsa nice peoples. Mom will be postin’ lots more pitchurs real soon. Mom maded me wot she callded a protydype Dr Whoses costume, an’ Pookie gotsted new hairs an’ a hat jus’ like mine! We looksed berry snazzy.
Sheesh…he’s getting less and less literate! We did have fun and he was quite a hit in his outfit. Basically, I was braindead Thursday, and since there was no way I was getting anything useful done, decided to make a quick try and a 4th Doctor frock coat for Wiishu. I had just found Dr Pook’s scarf (made in the 80′s when I made my own) and Wiishu’s demands were getting pretty persistent. Wigs and hats (and Pookie’s new jeans) were made Friday at the convention. The resizing of a 1960′s double-breasted coat worked pretty well…I made this coat directly from the pattern I made via my new grid technique. I photocopied the pattern pieces off the instructions and just resized it using the cm grid. I had to change the shape of the lapel (still needs some finessing) and lengthen it (not to mention, adjust for Wiishu’s lack of, er, chest) but other than that, it was very quick and worked very well.
Before the next con, I’ll remake it with a lightweight wool (this fabric is very stiff and he makes a very cute little arms-straight-out zombie-doctor) and add some seams so that I can put in the big side pockets, but overall…it was a success…and fairly quick. He made new friends, two of whom are going to help me get the yarn to make him his own scarf out of lighterweight yarn. I also need to make him a tiny tardis key and sonic screwdriver, of the Doctor Tom era style.