Even though I always wanted make a costume and sewing round up post, I never made one before. I decided this year to change it! I also decided to do a round up post for my art and photography, but those are coming soon.
This year I didn’t get the chance to wear many of the costumes I made. Usually what happened is whenever the event I was going to dress up for came, I got sick (Arizona Renaissance Festival) or I got hurt and didn’t feel like dressing up. (Phoenix Comicon) Fortunately, some of the costumes looked like regular clothes so I was able to wear pieces of them with my normal clothes. I really enjoyed it!
I don’t remember all the costumes I made this year but these are some of costumes I remember the most…
Elizabeth i from Day of the Doctor…
Rose Tyler’s Empty Child Jacket version 2…
Clara Oswald from Cold War…
Clara Oswald from Nightmare in Silver…
As you can see, this year I made many Doctor Who costumes. Although it was nice to have so many clothes I liked, I’m not that happy I finished only Doctor Who costumes. There were other projects I wanted to make and finish, but never did. I’m not happy with that. Not happy at all. Next year I plan on making and finishing more non Doctor Who costumes. Preferably more princess, “fru fru” dresses. I started some, but never finished them. I hope to get at least one done by the beginning of January.
One of the favorite costumes that I was able to wear in my daily life was the River Island skirt I bought to go with a Clara Oswald Day of the Doctor costume…
I love this skirt so much. I don’t wear it as much as I’d like to because I want to take good care of it, but oh. I love it. I brought it and wore it at the Phoenix Comicon this year, but not as a costume. Just because I liked it that much.
Although I mostly didn’t wear the costumes I made this year, I did wear one new costume. And of course, I don’t have a photo of it on the dress form or can find a photo of me wearing the costume for the first time. It was The Moment/Galaxy Eater from Day of the Doctor and I wore it to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. I didn’t want to dress up that day because I didn’t feel good at all but I made myself do it anyway. I ended up leaving early from the Festival because I felt so sick (Go figure), but the point is I did wear it and I have proof. Somewhere. Probably on my old computer. *sigh* I wish I could’ve worn it longer! (I still feel badly that I didn’t stay because it was Time Traveler’s Weekend and I got to hang out with other Doctor Who cosplayers, but I was so tired I knew I couldn’t last all day.)
As for sewing, it was far less exciting than the costumes. I mostly made skirts because my sewing machine’s timing broke and, six months later, I still have yet to get it fixed. So, I wasn’t able to make anything besides skirts by hand. (This also limited what I can and cannot make for costumes) Here are some skirts I made with fabric I bought on Spoonflower….
That’s all the sewing I’ve been able to complete before the end of 2014.
My plans next year are…
- Make myself some new dresses
- Make more princess dresses
- Make costumes with skirts! (I love skirts!)
- Wear more costumes
- Finish the costumes I started in 2014 but never finished because my sewing machine broke
- Wear more costumes
- Make only the Doctor Who costumes I planned on making in 2014
- Did I mention wear more costumes?
Wearing the costumes more is probably number one on my to-do list in 2015. This year I was able to assemble costumes for 2015 that involve wearing comfy pants, comfy shirts, and are great if I don’t feel at my best. Or for daily wear. I’ve already worn parts of those costumes as normal clothes so they’ll work great. :)
Next post, art round up!