This link offers a drawing that you can base your own pattern on; hoever an even easier version is to make a doublet from an existing front-closing shirt that you already have, that fits you well (I`m assuming you aren`t making this fencing-list-legal...)
I KNOW there is a link out there for doing this, can`t seem to locate it in a quick search...
But basically you use the shirt as your pattern; cut off the wing-tip collar part and keep just the collar-band...cut off sleeves and excess length...add wings to the shoulders...
Use the existing shirt seams as your cutting guides; be sure to add seam and hem allowance...
I made a fencing-legal doublet for my plus-size hubby by using a basic shirt pattern (McCalls or Simplicity) and leaving off the wing-collar, adding wings to the shoulders,,,and layering 3 thicknesses of linen under the decorative fabric...added a button-and-loop closure strip to the front...the shape of the doublet is defined by his belt...
Good luck! Many other links out on the `Net...
♥ barb ♥
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--- On Fri, 10/3/08, Cailin Mac Ruadrhi <craig_prime@...> wrote:
From: Cailin Mac Ruadrhi <craig_prime@...>
Subject: [SCA-Garb] doublet pattern
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008, 8:05 AM
I've been looking for a good (but fairly simple) doublet pattern for a
little while now, and I haven't been having much luck. So I was
wondering if anyone had one they'd like to share... I'm looking for
something appropriate for a Scotsman, around 1560. I really hope you
guys can help me, as my next event is coming up fairly rapidly.
Most gratefully YIS
Cailin Mac Ruadhri
Barony of Borealis, Avacal, An Tir
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