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Teens at Pennsic -- Garb

Hey everyone. As I have probably mentioned before, Carlos will be attending his first Pennsic this year (War Week only). This means that I will need to make him a bunch of garb.


Anywhoo, he does have a couple of pairs of Gypsy Peddler's breeches and a doublet, as well as some shirts. He will probably need a couple more shirts and, if time allows it, another doublet. Nevertheless, I was planning on making him some simple, early period mix-and match breeches and tops in linen, and a good woollen cloak. Maybe a hood if he's very lucky.

However, as everyone knows early period is not my thing. By that I don't mean that I don't like it, but simply that I am not that knowledgeable of it. Can someone point me to some easy-to-make garb for a growing teenager? Maybe some Norse of Viking? Anything? Buehler? Buehler?

It will be much appreciated.


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May. 17th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
The Bockston tunic is pretty darn simple and Marc Carlson has decent run-down on its construction here. I used the extant garment's measurements for the one I made for Scott and it was a little bit too big. You'll want to adjust for Carlos' leanness. And here's information on breeches & hosen. Very comfy for those hot Pennsic days, although he (or you) might be beating back the throngs of girls with sticks. ;)
May. 17th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
And of course there's Mistress Isabel's research including a PDF on Men's Viking Age Clothing.
May. 17th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
I am planning on putting barbed wire around the kid :-D
May. 17th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well, knowing you, "early period" means c. 1500. :P

Bunch of potentially-helpful clothing links at http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=10 of course (there are sections in there on hoods and cloaks, too); for easy-to-make garb, check out the tunic instructions at http://www.virtue.to/articles/tunic_worksheet.html or http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/beginners/FirstGarb.html

The tunics that severus_bracae makes for himself are based on Herjolfsnes 33/34 -- see http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/garments/H33/H33.html or http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/herjol33.html -- these are even easier, as it they don't have center front/back gores, just side gores.

May. 17th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This will be very helpful.
May. 17th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
where did you find those great LOTR icons! I must have them! :)
May. 17th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Actually, I found them in a site named Kielle's LJ Icons Go to the links to LOTR. It is kind of hit-or-miss, as she has been taking the icons offline. If there is nothing in there, go to the next link. They are hysterical.
May. 18th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
Check Isabel and Danr's site. I seem to remember them having some nifty tunic patterns.

You know (and don't hate me for this) you could cheat with the pants since it's Pennsic (and less than 3 months away) and just do the pajama-generic pants. They're easy and who the hell cares if he gets em dirty.
May. 18th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm . . . that's a thought. And he likes pajama pants.
May. 18th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
Manly Sewing
Hmmmm Carlos *wants* to go to Pennsic... How much does he want to go to Pennsic????? You know I am having a Garb workshop in June simple T Tunic and loose pants. Just send him with some fabric and I will help him with the fine and manly Art of Sewing your OWN Garb!

>:-} evil truly evil LOL

May. 18th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Manly Sewing
E is for Evil! You rock!
May. 18th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Manly Sewing
It comes from having had teenagers. hehe
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