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--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Laura Woinoski <twopeaedpod@...> wrote:
> Okay, after much sewing-machine searching and cloth searching I am about
> ready to start my first garb attempts (I am an experienced (but not expert)
> sewer). I am starting with the basic tunic. Here are the questions/points
> around my adventure which I welcome all comments and advice on!
> - I was advised that the best place to start was with T-Tunic the period
> way, here: http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/Tunics/TUNICS.HTML
> Is this indeed a good place to start?
> - I noticed that most t-tunics I see have a keyhole neck, like here:
> http://www.ee0r.com/proj/images/garb01tunic06a.jpg the one in the above
> pattern doesn't have this. How do I decide which neck to make? Advice?
> - Also, I am making these initially for wearing at Pennsic and it's going
> to be HOT, so I'm a little concerned about them being long sleeve. Are
> short-sleeve tunics period-correct?
> - I found the best deal on pure linen here:
> http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com at $5.95/yard. Good deal? Better deal
> somewhere else?
> - Is light-weight the right weight to use? Will the bleached white be
> - I've heard something about not wanting to put the neckhole exactly
> centered, that it should be more forward than that? Know anything about
> this? Any other oddities that aren't specified in the pattern like that that
> I should look out for?
> Okay, I think that's all the questions I have right now. I also welcome any
> other advice around this topic that people have.
> - Laura :)
> "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi
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