It’s hard to believe that the winter season is upon us!  When I started my Sew Geeky project back in January, I was quite ambitious with my goals for the year.  My spring capsule was fairly well rounded out, though I’m still excited by a few of those plans that never quite got started, my summer goals were a total whiff, and my fall plans led to a few finished projects.  In my mid-year assessment, I discussed how doing this project led me down the rabbit hole of Kibbe style IDs (and now has me writing an epically long blog post series) and has caused me to pull back and reconsider my own personal style needs.  I think doing the Sew Geeky planning helped a lot with that, as well as helping me figure out that I actually enjoy planning things in terms of a full wardrobe.  I think I still need to work on making coordinating pieces that work well together, but that’s going to be more of a goal for next year.

In the meantime, I wanted to at least share the planning I did for my Winter Sew Geeky capsule, the theme of which is Doctor Who!

My full Pinterst inspiration board is here.

I started watching Doctor Who about five or six years ago.  I took an online “Who Class,” so at this point I’m fairly well versed in both the classic and new Who shows.  I haven’t seen everything, but I’ve seen at least some of all of the doctors.  Since I know everyone is going to ask in the comments, the Second Doctor is my favorite.  You just can’t beat Patrick Troughton!  But of the new Doctors, my favorite is Tennant.  Not because he is Tennant, but because that was the Doctor who got to deliver the line about running away from the enormity of the universe in a blue box, and that really resonated with me at the time.  It’s the first moment when I really fell in love with the show.  I love all the Doctors, though I do have my fair share of criticisms of the writing and show direction at various points of its existence.  Of course, for a shows that’s surpassed its 50th anniversary that would be expected.  Heck, I have criticisms of shows that have run a tenth as long!  It’s the nature of being a nerd, I think.

Anyway, here is the color scheme I came up with for my Doctor Who inspired wardrobe:


I’ve used the TCI and Prism XII True Winter palettes to choose colors that are more flattering to me, rather than drawing colors directly from the inspiration board, though for this particular inspiration, the saturated winter colors were actually a pretty close match.  I’ve chosen black and light grey as my neutrals (chosen for the details on the TARDIS), the main colors of TARDIS blue, very light grey, and teal (again chosen from various TARDIS iterations), and accent colors of purple, brown, pink, and burgundy (chosen for the Doctor’s wardrobe).  For those who care about such things, here are the color numbers:

  • Neutral 1: X.1.1 (black)

  • Neutral 2: TCI 2.4FN (grey)

  • Main 1: X.9.2 (TARDIS blue)

  • Main 2: X.1.3 (light gray)

  • Main 3: TCI 6.5A (teal)

  • Accent 1: TCI 6.7A (purple)

  • Accent 2: TCI 7.10FN (brown)

  • Accent 3: TCI C-7.7A (magenta)

  • Accent 4: TCI C-6.5A (burgundy)

My pattern selection was also inspired by the Doctor’s and the companion’s fashions in the show:


As you can see there are a lot of classic tailored pieces, but also lots of flowing coats and jackets (very much the Doctor’s signature style), and the flare bell-bottom jeans that are worn by the companions in the reboot era.  Hopefully there is a very British chic vibe that come off of the composite images.  Here is a list of my pattern choices:

  • Top 1: BWOF-10-2009-105B
  • Top 2: BWOF-09-2005-109A
  • Top 3: BS-11-2015-112
  • Top 4: BWOF-10-2005-114
  • Top 5: BD6990
  • Top 6: BS-08-2016-102B
  • Bottom 1: CC-Ginger Flare or J2908
  • Bottom 2: S1283 or BS-03-2015-113A
  • Bottom 3: BD6879
  • Bottom 4: S1322
  • Bottom 5: S1560
  • Dress 1: M7244
  • Dress 2: BS-08-2012-102
  • Dress 3: BS-01-2018-118
  • Jacket 1: BWOF-09-2006-101
  • Jacket 2: BS-03-2015-112B
  • Jacket 3: MC-100-120
  • Jacket 4:BWOF-10-2000-115
  • Jacket 5: BC-2013-5-0002B
  • Jacket 6: BWOF-09-2006-126
  • Jacket 7: BWOF-10-2007-112

Realistically, I don’t know how much of this is going to actually get sewn this winter.  I’ve got a lot of commissioned projects I want to finish by January, and I’ve got a fair bit of travel coming up, and other things pulling my attention.  And, honestly, I’m sort of looking forward to starting my sewing off on a clean slate in 2019; I’d love to finish my UFO coat that’s been sitting in my sewing space for well over a year now, so that might be my actual focus for the end of the year making.  If I have time though I may try and pull a few inspirations from this list to round out my end of fall/start of winter sewing plans.  I’ll post my full thoughts about the success and shortcoming of my year long Sew Geeky experiment in my traditional end-of-year wrap up at the end of December.  Until then, happy sewing!

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It’s hard to believe that the winter season is upon us!  When I started my Sew Geeky project…