So these are the under layers for Simon’s Heretic LRP costume. I read about online and found that in this period (early 13th Century) the length of the robes would have been used to denote the status of the wearer. So we have gone – of course – for full length. He’s going to play some kind of clever scholarly type so it makes sense.
In this shot the hem and sleeves were waiting to be measured on him and taken up – which I’m currently in the middle of doing by hand. I’m also hand felling all the inside seams. Yeah, I’m *that* kind of person.
So here’s the pattern and my cutting layout:
I picked up these gorgeous coloured embroidery threads too for doing guarded seam decoration on the outside. It’s a big project. You will barely see it. I don’t care.
And here’s the rest of the ‘making of’ shots:
I’ve not quite worked out how to turn a satisfactory point on bias binding yet.
Just needs a few stitches in that corner by hand and it’ll be fine! Setting squares by machine is *hard*!