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« on: May 19, 2009 04:47:24 PM »

My fiance is looking for a pattern for a horseman's tunic for SCA/ Markland wear. Does anyone know where he might find a good pattern? It's slightly different from a T-tunic, it has a slit up the front and the sleeves usually have two different colors. So far Google has severely disappointed me...
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 12:12:50 PM »

You mean like this one?

http://www.medievalmerchant.com/index.php/shirts-and-tunics/mm-tun-hrs-lin.html

I'd rather draft it than spend weeks trying to buy one. I'd use a regular tunic pattern as a starting point if you have one. The sleeves are easy to change, just cut the pattern across where you want the colour to change, then tape strips of paper to the cut side of the main sleeve and the cuff piece, and mark out a new seam allowance on each piece and cut again to that.

For the bib, there's a tutorial that explains the process for a knit-shirt, but the principles are the same when applying the technique to a paper pattern... And it has disappeared, never mind, I can't find the darn thing. In words, and hopefully it makes sense without pictures, take your pattern, mark out where you want the bib to be, cut along those lines, tape strips of paper to the bib piece and shirt piece like you did for the sleeves, mark out a new seam allowance and trim to those.

The rest is just lengthening and marking your slits. To lengthen, cut across both body pieces at the same place, usually at the waist, and tape a big piece of paper into the gaps that is the same length as you want to lengthen to tunic. No need to make new seam allowances, but on the fold-side and seam-side, you'll have to connect the lines again across that new piece of paper. If this was my project, I'd mark the slits on the front and back pieces at the fold-side (so there's be a mark showing how far up it would go, which is what? the pubic and tail bone or so?). Then I'd either bias-bind or flip-and-stitch the slit on the cloth.

Hope that helps, cuz I have nooooo idea where to buy such a pattern. Making the changes isn't all that hard per se, just time consuming. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009 09:39:27 AM »

Cool. Thanks for the link and all your advice! :]
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009 01:26:05 PM »

Here are a couple tutorials that might help you draft the pattern:

http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_rectangles.htm

http://www.renaissancetailor.com/demos_turkestani.htm


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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009 08:41:48 AM »

Oooh.. thanks, I think that first one looks managable!
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