Eleventh Doctor “Anniversary” Waistcoat – Sewing Tutorial

Preliminary Notes

Welcome to the free OCD sewing tutorial for the 11th Doctor’s “anniversary” waistcoat!

This tutorial was primarily intended for use with the Tailors Gone Wild (formerly Bad Wolf Costumes) 11th Doctor “anniversary” waistcoat sewing pattern, but you’re welcome to use it (and my corresponding costume analysis) to assist you in making your own replica waistcoat from scratch if you prefer.

This project requires advanced sewing/tailoring skills and supplies; if you’re a beginner or novice sewer, I recommend practicing the techniques described in this tutorial to sharpen your skills beforehand.

And if you want to level up your sewing game, check out my Sewing Wizard Training!

I also highly recommend doing a muslin test (or two, or three), both to help determine any relevant sizing/fitting information and/or necessary alterations, and to help familiarize yourself with the construction process.

Acknowledgments

I’d like to thank Alex Murphy for his input over the course of this project.

Additionally, I’d like to thank Nicholas Johnson for tracking down the some of the original “anniversary” waistcoat fabric, Daniel Pawlik for producing a run of replica waistcoat buttons, and both for and making them available to the Doctor Who costuming community.

And finally, I want to especially thank my Ko-Fi supporters for helping me be able to produce sewing/costuming resources like this tutorial and share them online.

If you enjoy this sewing tutorial, please support my costume research on Ko-Fi. 🙂

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