Sunday, April 14, 2013
BAD WOLF Outfit
this lovely design by Matt Parsons & Karen Hallion was on https://www.theyetee.com/ (a t-shirt of the day sort of site), I did snap and buy one. I'd been admiring Karen Hallion's 'Fairytale Who' series for a while, especially the Bad Wolf one.
Anyway, it came last week in the mail, and for the rest of the week I couldn't stop thinking that I needed a special outfit to coordinate. And this past weekend...
Anyway, top/jacket brought to you by McCalls 6442, only minus the lining and finished differently (because of the lack of lining). I had this red plaid taffeta in my stash, being acquired from Jo-Ann fabrics during one of the 50% off Red Tag sales (the best way to get fabric!) And just enough for this jacket. Actually, the belt is made out of a red poly, because I couldn't finagle it out of my remnant cut of fabric.
For the skirt, I sadly had nothing remotely TARDIS blue, so I picked up a couple yards of a batik/tie-dye at Walmart. The pattern used for the skirt was a basic one (quick and easy), Simplicity 2656. Probably not the best style for me, since while it does fit, my wide hips/big thighs distort the pleat quite a bit. But POCKETS! And Pockets in the jacket, too. Which is nice, because I don't always remember to include them when they aren't in the pattern. I made a TARDIS stencil out of cardboard and made the motif into almost a border with white fabric paint. It's a little sloppy, but I like the effect on the 'tie-dye.'
And then I played in the 'forest'... Okay, so it was shrubbery out back of our apartment. I miss the real woods...