Re: basic tunics (was: Garb for Celts)
- I hadn't seen that site before. Nice article--thanks for posting it. :)
I've been told there's other period ways to do a tunic without the
front and back gore. I'm very small myself so I don't need much room. I
don't mind side gores so much, but the addition of front and back is a
pain in the posterior. (For me, anyway.)
Barony of Stromgard
> I recommend Jane Stockton's "Getting Started with Tunics"
- I wrote:
> I recommend Jane Stockton's "Getting Started with Tunics"Gemma Northwood
> . . .I've been told there's other period ways to do a tunic withoutTunics with side gores but none in the front and back have been found
> the front and back gore. I'm very small myself so I don't need much
method for making one is exactly the same as for a four-gore tunic.
You just stop before you do the inset gores. (Jane mentions this in
her article, under "Why add gores?" between Step 5 and Step 6.)
Don't forget, though, that you'll need enough room to take a step. If
you're doing a floor-length tunic, make sure your side gores flare
enough to provide it. (I suspect this concern is the reason that Jane
mentions two-gore tunics as an option "for men".)
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
- I do have a printout of that tunic from Mr. Carlson's site. That was
the first tunic I learned how to do last summer using the tear method
(just nip the fabric with the scissors and tear straight). It was very
easy and I had it basted together on site at an event.
I used my machine to stitch it up when I got home, since my hand sewing
wasn't too solid last summer. :) I've been working on learning the hand
stitches since, though, and I do visible seams by hand on projects.
A taller or larger person would probably need more room. I don't have
any trouble walking in the smaller side gore tunic, however. :) I used
that as my middle layer between my chemise and winter coating wool T-
Barony of Stromgard