Wednesday 13 January 2010

Radio Times - Dr Who mini-features

This is just a little mini entry in the blog - nothing too special, but something that may crop up again from time to time.

The Radio Times, the BBC’s tv listings magazine in the UK, runs occasional little articles under the titles ON THIS DAY and TV’S TREASURES (sometimes LOST Treasures).
One This Day is a daily feature showing a back issue of the Radio Times from years gone by and highlights a programme that was screened on today’s date, that also took the cover for that week.

On the 2nd of January 2010, the cover was for a Doctor Who episode from 1971, marking the first appearance of The Master (see below).

Sunday 3 January 2010


This week marks the start of a new era: Matt Smith as The Doctor.

It also heralds the start of another unintended project of mine – on as you may come to read, I had no desire to begin.

At first glance, the new Doctor’s costume is somewhat arid of reproducible, unique items, so though I find it interesting (but not to my taste) I could see little I to indulge my sewing skills on.

But as time progresses, the off-the-peg costume he wears has become increasingly difficult to track down, and I have been approached by a number of cosplayers asking if I would be looking to replicate the shirt he wears.

My first thoughts were that it was out of my capabilities, having never made a shirt before.
But I hadn’t made trousers before making my Five and Six Trousers, so maybe I just need to learn.

As a coincidence, the set-learning part of my recent college course covered shirt-making, showing me it was actually a little easier than I thought.

So, I’m up for the challenge . . .

You can start to follow my progress on my new blog: