10287Re: [SCA Newcomers] Garb Question
- Jun 7, 2007We made my boyfriends gambeson like a vest. The front has two ties across his chest. The gambeson goes down to his knees and is slit in the back, almost to the waist. The sleeves tie on at the shoulder (set slightly to the front not on top of the shoulder) which is great because he can wear it long sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, short sleeves, or without sleeves at all depending on the weather and such. I could find you some pictures if you'd like to see it.
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From: "schnauzer2@..." <schnauzer2@...>
Cc: Billy <brim4799@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2007 11:29:46 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Garb Question
I find that for a gambeson it fits better without the gores. U put my armor over the padded gambeson, so bunch is uncomfortale. If you put slits from just below your waist to the bottom in the fron, back and both sides, you have lots of freedom of movement, but no bunching.
Sian verch Gwilim ap Lewelin
Atlantia/Barony Ponte Alto
---- Billy <brim4799@gmail. com> wrote:
Yes, this helps very much! Thanks.
One more question to all. I'm planning to construct a gambeson from
the Reconstructing History pattern (yes, from a moving blanket). Any
thoughts about the gores? If I understand the pattern correctly (and
looking at the garb we did last night), the gores basically double the
circumference of the bottom of the tunic (the four gores having a
total length equal to the width of both the front and back of the
tunic). My mind says this is going to be a bit much with quilted
material. Has anyone out there built a gambeson like this? Advice
is, as always, greatly appreciated.
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