Welcome to the free OCD sewing tutorial for the 10th Doctor’s blue suit!
This tutorial was primarily intended for use with the Tailors Gone Wild (formerly Bad Wolf Costumes) 10th Doctor suit sewing pattern, but you’re welcome to use it (and my corresponding costume analysis) to assist you in making your own replica suit from scratch if you prefer.
(FYI, I heavily updated the pattern in 2019, and this tutorial is intended for use with the current pattern, not the original version from 2016.)
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.
I want to thank costume designer Louise Page for answering many of my questions about her wonderful costume designs.
I’d like to thank Michael Cowart for being the first to encourage me to learn about advanced sewing and tailoring.
I’d also like to thank Magnoli Clothiers for producing outstanding 10th Doctor replica suit fabrics, and making them available to the costuming community for purchase by the yard. (Their replica neckties also go wonderfully with the suit!)
I want to thank Thomas Dunn and Alex Murphy for photographing their authentic GAP trousers in detail (see my 10th Doctor brown suit analysis), which allowed me to replicate the construction of the original GAP trousers (and presumably, by extension the blue suit trousers as well) as thoroughly as possible.
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.
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