Sew the Show Friends: The one with Phoebe’s husband

Alida from Alida Makes is hosting another Sew the Show, and this time I just couldn’t resist. It is one of my favorite shows of all time. One that I have watched when it first came out, and then on re-runs for YEARS.

I think it is safe to say that I have watched every episode at least twice.

I am talking about Friends.

Because that show spanned a decade, there are soooooooooo many different looks to choose from. Plus, the myriad of different characters make it hard to choose. I have hair much in the style of Ross, and originally thought about that episode when he wore leather pants, as my inspiration.

But the thought of me in leather (fake or real) didn’t look pretty in my head.

So I thought about one of my favorite episodes. Do you remember that one where we found out that Phoebe was married to a gay Canadian in the Ice Capades?

I know this outfit isn’t typical for Phoebe’s character, but I have always loved it.

For my outfit, I didn’t reproduce it, but kept some of the elements the same. I made it tunic length, it has a bold pattern, and I gave it a sixties mod vibe (at least I think so).


**I actually very rarely EVER show my legs, so put on some sunglasses and have a gander, cause these powdery appendages will be covered by some yoga pants the next time I wear this. It’s like staring into the sun, people.


Let me tell you a little about this dress. Do you recognize that fabric? It was black and white, and I used it here for my niece’s dress. Well, I threw it in a purple dye bath, and I LOVE the results!


*my oldest who was photographing me asked me to “never do that pose again”. Ha! It’s fun to embarrass my teen. And so easy.

As for the pattern, I used Sew Mama Sew’s FREE pattern for the Adelaide Tank. I made a few changes (as I do). I lengthened it to tunic size. I also decided to hem the edges instead of using bias tape. And lastly, I added pockets. I love me some pockets.


I noticed some of the other sewists in the link party posing with their giant cups of coffee (from Central Perk, of course), and I thought it felt like we were all sharing a virtual cup together.

Here’s to Friends!

16 thoughts on “Sew the Show Friends: The one with Phoebe’s husband

  1. I’ve always loved her dress in that episode! I love your version. And I’m so glad we can share a giant virtual cup of coffee!

    At first I thought you were going to make an Ice Capades outfit…I was spontaneously intrigued and scared. Glad it was Phoebe’s outfit you used for inspiration πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Alida!
      LOL Um you never know what I will make for my kids, but for me, I think it is safe to say that I won’t be wearing anything with Capades in it.
      Hahahahahaha. This was a huge step for me, showing a bit of leg.

  2. I have to admit that I’ve only seen a few episodes, my brother would be totally in though. You could have dressed him up as the guy! πŸ™‚ But I do love Phoebe’s dress and yours. The purple dye bath did wonderful things to the material and that’s a great color on you. And of course your style! I would be in on the coffee cup (I do know that much!)… just waiting for mine right now actually!!! I don’t think the legs are that bad (maybe cause mine look the same?!?!?) you should show them off more often!

  3. Very cute, and love the dyed fabric, too! Great job on modifying the pattern.

    I honestly never got into Friends (I know, I was a rebel!). I have a hard time getting into any series tv honestly. Too busy sewing to watch them. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Stacy! I hardly ever get sucked into a show, but this one I saw the whole ten years!
      That is some kind of commitment, huh?

  4. You look amazing Michelle! I’ve never actually watched the show (don’t un-friend me! I was like 4 when it started….) but this totally looks like something my mom might have worn when I was growing up. (oh great. Now you ARE going to hate me…)

    1. OK you make me feel old…like every day. LOL
      I cannot imagine not seeing this show, not to mention being 4 when this show started!!
      We’re still friends, though:)

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