7th Doctor Sweater Vest Pattern?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Phayze, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    What with the new series coming to Sci-fi here in the states, the wife and I have been getting back into Dr. Who in a big way. Sylvester McCoy was always a favorite of mine, so I thought I'd revist my half-finished 7th Doctor costume (originally thrown together out of thrift store finds with red fabric paint for question marks on the vest).

    Google isn't giving me much to go on, so I thought I'd turn to the Ultimate Source of All Knowledge (aka: the RPF) to see if anyone had any leads on where to find a cheap/free knitting or crochet pattern for the infamous question mark vest:

    (not my image - found it on Google Image Search and claim no ownership for it)

  2. penwiper

    penwiper Well-Known Member

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  3. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    sweet. thanks. :D
  4. Starkiller

    Starkiller New Member

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    I remember way (way way way) back when I went to a Doctor Who convention in Dallas, TX and bought that sweater. I believe it was a license item too. Unfortunately, it was cheaply made and closet moths made a good meal of it. :(
  5. Phayze

    Phayze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I remember seeing it in the 800-trekker catalogue in the late nineties, but it was outrageously expensive and I wasn't about to buy it without looking it over and trying it on. I've always been too poor to take chances with things like that. ;)

    By way of update, though, a fellow at the yahoo group Penwiper (not guri, duh . . . ) links to said that he's likely to get a copy of the pattern from a friend of his sometime this summer and would be willing to share when he gets it. :D

    Edited for being a doof.
  6. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I've got one of those licensed sweaters. They're spot-on and comfy, to boot. I got mine off of E-bay for less than $30. :)

  7. Wickerness

    Wickerness Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(PropReplicator @ Apr 3 2006, 07:56 AM) [snapback]1218939[/snapback]</div>
    Any chance we could see a pic of it? I remember seeing them in the catalogs, but don't ask me where one of them are off hand (I know I have them somewhere).
  8. manofsteel25

    manofsteel25 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's a picture of the Dapol McCoy sweater produced in the 1990s


    It's good but not exactly accurate. The base color is more of a brown/yellow than the pale yellow it is on screen. The question marks and rows are longer so there's only six rows of quesition marks instead of 8, there's no front pockets, no question marks at all on the back, and the bottom trim is the same base brown/yellow - not a matching turquoise like the Neck or armholes.

    (McCoy wearing the original)

    However it's a liscenced item and the best option for anyone looking for a McCoy sweater and keeping it cheap. They aren't made anymore but seems to crop up on ebay once every month or so and the usually go for $25-$35- but I've seen them climb as high as $60.

    However we're preparing to finally make a more accurate 7th doctor sweater run finally happen in the $65 range. I'll post on that thread once I have a final hard price from the knitters which should be sometime next week.

    If you're looking to having one made yourself- here's the pattern we're using for the question mark base:

    Very handy too have since the Dr. Who pattern book oddly never published a pattern for this sweater

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