Turns out, quite a lot of our post recently seem to be based on the ever-present Mac-bible. This one will be no-exception. As I am working towards a reconstruction of a low-to-mid level knight in the time frame 1150-1250, this is just another element of it.
The tunic is made from 100% wool, machine-stitched and finished by hand.
As one can see from the pictures it really goes well with the red hood, so my next task (after i finish my winter hosen – stay tuned) will be to make an apropriate hood to go with this earlier reconstruction.
It will also serve as a base for my wizard’s personna for larping. How cool is that?
Also sorry for the bad quality of some of the pictures.
Like the previous one, the pattern was based on the doublet of Pandolfo Malatesta. This time it was followed more faithfully though.
Quite a bit more research was put in too, so the result is a much more acurate garment.
We’ve made this one using cotton velvet for the facing and linen for the lining. A middle layer made of canvas is used to provide structural strength.
The doublet is mostly machine made, although the finishing and some parts we’re made by hand.
Viktor & Vasil
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This doublet is made from linen and cotton padding.
It is entirely machine-sewed.
I based it on this illustration in the manuscript of Hans Talhoffer:
The pattern I used was loosely based on the doublet of Pandolfo Malatesta
Overall both me and the client are very pleased with the result.
And another tunic. This one is completely hand-made, from 100% linen, with cotton threads.
I based it on a pattern of an Egyptian shirt from the early XIII-th. century(I think)
It turned a bit tighter than I expected, but nonetheless it’s very comfortable, especially during the summer.
This is a hood made from 100% wool. Machine sewed, and finished by hand. The dagging is also done by hand. It is based on a series of images, and a few finds, of the late XIV th. century. It was the first such hood I made, and I have found it very comfortable and useful, even in modern day environment.