I admit it, I’m a nerd. And I’m proud of it! I love to sew, but in the last few years I’ve limited myself to making bags and purses instead of clothing. Or, let me re-phrase that: clothing I wear everyday. I’ve made a lot of cosplay clothing over the years, but I can’t really wear my Victorian Tardis dress out to the grocery store.
I’ve been a little obsessed lately making clothes for my geek chic wardrobe. Especially since I found a website called Spoonflower.com where I can create my own fabric with my own artwork! I’ll have a dedicated blog post on Spoonflower in the next week or two once I finish a few more projects.
As for now, I wanted to show some of the stuff I've done with licensed fabric. I used The Walking Dead and Doctor Who fabric for the jumpers.
I found this Simplicity pattern and fell in love with it.
This pattern is actually quite easy. At first I was a little intimidated by the top of the jumper. For some reason, I couldn’t seem to wrap my head around turning something with arm holes inside out, but it was very simple.
The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. I ended up making the jumper in less than two hours from cutting to final hem.
The only adjustment I made was to the length of the dress. I didn’t want it as long as View C, or as short as View D, so I made it somewhere in the middle.
The shirt pattern was even easier! The only hard part was matching up the stripes, but that’s not the pattern’s fault, that’s my own OCD-everything-has-to-match-perfectly fault.
All-in-all I highly recommend this pattern. If you want to make a simple jumper, with a simple top underneath, then this pattern is perfect for you.
I chose to use nerdily awesome licensed fabric, but as you can see from the pattern’s cover, a solid color looks great too.
I went a little crazy in the sewing department, so I’ll be posting more reviews on other patterns I used and even some I made up myself!
Check out the video below to see how I made one these jumpers!
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