Monday 25 May 2015

Capaldi coat - FINISHED!

With work on my tv commission occupying a lot of my time lately, I just haven’t had a chance to get any pictures posted of my finished crombie coat.

So for those who have been patiently waiting, here it is!

It’s a deceptively simple coat, with a few clever tricks up its sleeves (forgive the pun).

The notch on the lapels is surprisingly high, making for a very short collar.

Most of the outer seams are flat felted, which is easy to do though a little time consuming to execute.

I’m pretty please how the lining has come out. It’s been worth the effort in getting it woven.

I found the perfect genuine horn buttons to finish the coat off.

Let me know what you think.

I’m back - and it’s about time!

Sorry if the postings in my blog have been a bit erratic over the past few weeks, but I have been working flat out on a secret commission for a tv series to be shown later this year.

I’ve done a couple of small side jobs for tv late last year, but this has been the single largest job I have yet taken on.

It was intended to be just two to three weeks work on half a dozen costumes, but spiralled into over six weeks and nineteen garments - all with their own quirks and challenges.

Now it’s finally over I can get back to what I like doing most - making Doctor Who costumes and writing for my blogs!

Friday 22 May 2015

Label Lab Misty Mountain - SOLD OUT!

It took less than a month, but all online stocks of the Misty Mountain t-shirt have already SOLD OUT!

In fact, the item has been totally removed from the House Of Fraser website, so aside from a few shirts hanging around in high street stores, it really is UNAVAILABLE!

If you missed out - or like to wear your Doctor Who costume subversively on a daily basis - there is an option left.

As well as putting the design on a lightweight t-shirt, House Of Fraser has a version on a sweatshirt with long sleeves and a thicker fabric.

For some reason its called Air Misty rather than Misty Mountain, but it is the same artwork.

House Of Fraser
Label Lab Air Misty crew neck sweatshirt
I know it’s not full-on “screen accurate” but I like that it’s a bit more wearable and it harks to the Capaldi costume.

Not being a big fan of short sleeve tops, I’m gonna grab one just for the fun of it.

Are you gonna do the same?

Stocks of this shirt are quite low across the board, so grab this while you can too!