> I'm new to the SCA. . .I'd like to do something that consists of a
> loose-fitting tunic that can be belted with chauses and a basic
> linen shirt underneath and a hooded cowl.. . .does anyone know of a
> good source with patterns or clear instructions. . .?
Tunics based on the finds classed as "Type 1" by Nockert are the sort
most commonly made in the S.C.A. There are online several good
articles on these, each with its own strengths. Jane Stockton's
"Getting Started with Tunics" <http://needleprayse.webcon.net.au/
research/index.html> is a good overview of how one is put together,
with information on plausible colors and details you can vary to get
a look you like. Reconstructing History's "Your First Garb" <https://
www.reconstructinghistory.com/index.php?c=8&d=141&a=126&w=2> takes a
slightly different approach to assembly, and has more information on
fabric choice. And Cynthia du Pré Argent has an interactive
which you can put your measurements to get fabric measurements
automatically calculated for you. (Click "feed them into this form".)
There are fewer articles around with details on other types of
tunics. Barbara L.M. Handley's "The Making of a Greenland Gown"
> is based on a Nockert
Type 4 garment, and Hefdharfru Vigdís Vestfirzka's "Viking/Norse
Nockert Type 5 finds. Sarah Thursfield's articles on early medieval
dresses and tunics <http://www.insulaedraconis.org/documents/
FlamePeace/AOP_new/stcostume1.htm> and shirts and smocks <http://
include cutting diagrams for a few different types.
If you're not sure which type of tunic is right for your purposes,
the Some Clothing of the Middle Ages site <http://
www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/bockhome.html> would be a
good place to go to find out. It's also a good place to see diagrams
of surviving shirts, hoods, and hosen.
Randy Asplund's "Chausses and Braies" gives a good overview of that
subject and then instructions for making some <http://
www.randyasplund.com/browse/medieval/chausse1.html>. Emrys Eustace'
"Sherts, Trewes, & Hose III: Chosen Hosen" <http://www.greydragon.org/
library/underwear3.html> offers some additional information and a
bibliography, but no pattern, per se.
Cynthia Virtue's article, "How to Be a HOOD-lum" <http://
www.virtue.to/articles/hoodlum.html>, gives some basic suggestions on
how to make a hood. The kit guide for The Vikings! includes patterns
for two hoods <http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/resources/authenticity/
basickit/basickit13.html>, one of which is based on the Boksten Bog
bockhood.html> but has the liripipe cut off. It would be easy enough
to add it back in for a more authentic later-period look.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra