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« on: July 13, 2010 05:46:19 PM »

I made a present for zee boyfriend:

Zee boyfriend and I obviously have a touch of nerd about us.  T-shirt, shorts and all.

Surcoats were in common usage from partway through the 12th to the early 15th centuries.  They protected mail armor, both from heating up in the sun and from elements which would cause the metal to rust.  They also showed off who a particular knight was, displaying his colors and coat of arms.

You can tell I forgot to iron this thing before taking pictures.

It's the first garment I've drafted and sewn entirely myself -no patterns, no directions, no tutorials.  The snake was the hardest part.

It's basically a large rectangle with neck and arm holes in the top and a flared bottom, but just in case you'd like to know more,there's a bit more surcoat instruction/how-to details on the blog.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010 06:04:35 PM »

I love this. What is it made of? It could also double as Slytherin flying robes. Smiley cute bf

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010 06:34:08 PM »

the snake design is awesome!!! what a great idea, and well done!

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 06:50:23 PM »

Awesome job!

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010 08:31:07 PM »

It's made of 100% cotton, which isn't exactly period (cotton, as I understand it, was a luxury) but which is cheaper and easier for me to get in pretty colors than linen.

Thanks all!

« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010 10:02:15 PM »

You're awesome, your boyfriend's awesome, and (this is a bit of a leap from the handful of surcoat pictures you posted, but I think it's appropriate) you're both lucky to have each other.  =)
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010 08:29:07 AM »

thats awesome! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010 01:30:15 PM »

Wow, awesome job especially for doing it all yourself. Snake might have been the hardest part, but it looks ssssoooooo good

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