Thursday, 5 September 2013

Kíli Project - Tunic Finished!

It's taken a lot longer than expected, but finally the blue tunic is done! It took a lot of material and lot of broken machine needles (seriously, if you're using linen and are sewing it in multiple layers, make sure you have needles meant for leather for your machine, because this stuff is tough, as in "meant to stop arrows from penetrating it"- kind of tough!), but here's the final result, modeled by my very own handsome dwarf!

 I made the lacing out of a long strip of the same linen, hand sewing it into the cord you can see on the photo.

The eyelets too are hand sewn, a painfully long process, but it looks so much better as a result.

The hood, although you can't really see it in this photo, is pleated and attached to a short, Victorian styled collar, and ends in a point at the back.

The gambeson bits on the shoulders came out looking a lot better on him, than it did on the mannequin, so I'm really pleased with that!

I'm not quite sure what I'll be focusing on next for this project, but I might just go for the boots, or in my case, boot covers. We'll see. ;)


  1. Heisan, så gøy å se når noen engasjerer seg. Jeg oppdaget denne siden i går, kanskje det vil hjelpe deg, der er de mønstre ti noen historiske kostymer:

    1. Hei! Takk for tipset! Jeg kjenner til Butterick-mønster, men jeg konstruerer alltid mønster selv fra bunnen av basert på egne mål (eller mål til den som skal ha klærne) ettersom det som regel blir et mer skreddersydd resultat. ;)