It’s a Dalek!


Happiest Dalek ever.

It’s Dr. Who month over at Friends Stitched Together.  And Project Run & Play has a different format this year: one pattern or tutorial per month. I wanted to participate in both so badly but I had no clue how I was going to swing it.  And then Michelle from Falafel and the Bee combined both sew alongs into one.  Smart move.  She encouraged me to steal her idea.  I said I was going to make a Tardis dress out of blue wool leftover from my Peony.

Evidently, I got sidetracked.

Details.  I used the tutorial from PRP for the skirt portion and added a cropped Tinny bodice, sans sleeves and lined (seems to have disappeared from the shop though, weird).


I made 6 panels for the skirt instead of two.  Each seam is outlined with silver topstitching (hard to see on the dark corduroy).  I appliquéd 4 silver circles onto each panel.  My mom actually brought that fabric back from France for me.  A remnant of the fabric my aunt used to sew a costume, I think.

I skipped the waist elastic and just gathered the skirt onto the bodice.  Blue invisible zipper in the back.  Tardis blue lining because, duh.


I added a stripe of the silver fabric to the bodice because I wanted to.  Also, Daleks have these panels that give a striped effect.  I only did one because I didn’t want to turn the dress too costumey. Silver zigzag topstitching along the sides of the stripe and along the neckline.


I had this great idea for a Dalek hat.  I had it all planned out in that head of mine but I realized it would take me forever.  For something that would cause a fight between souricette 2 and I.  I would try to get the hat on her, she would rip it off.  Repeat until one of us gives up.  That would be me.  She always wins the hat fight. I did two little buns in her hair instead, trying to give them the Dalek shape.

The girls and I worked hard at creating a city out of Duplos for the Dalek to exterminate.  It didn’t quite work out.  Oh, it was built and it was destroyed.  But I didn’t get the effect I was looking for.  Possibly because this is what I got when I told her to look angry.


She likes her dress at least.  I’m calling her my little Dalek from now on.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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21 comments on “Exterminate!
  1. So cute!! I love the dress and you really do have the cutest Dalek ever!


  2. So adorable – she’s so happy with her outfit!!


  3. I don’t know what a Dalek is, but she’s sure adorable!


  4. Ajaire says:

    She is so cute! I love her destruction face 😉


  5. paisleyroots says:

    haha! Her faces are so cute! I love the silver polkadots. It’s such a fun dress!


  6. alidamakes says:

    I love the Whovian inspiration here! So cool!


  7. Audrey says:

    So cute! I love the work you put into this one. And congrats on your Pattern Review sewing win…you deserved it!


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  9. emadethis says:

    How fun! I think a true Dalek would be confused by the word “cute”, but your Dalek is adorable indeed!


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