- OK, if I take a piece of fabric and lay it out, how do I figure out how big

to make the gores? Also, how do I figure out the measurement for the

sleeves--how do you make them fit the holes? My first "rubakha" was a

t-tunic; I'd like to make another one after reading that terrific site on

Kiev Rus costuming. Then I can get going on that navershnik.

Dekuji!

Isabelle

patricia.hefner@... - --- Patricia Hefner <patricia.hefner@...>

wrote:> From: "Patricia Hefner"

I've been known to measure from where I want the point

> <patricia.hefner@...>

>

> OK, if I take a piece of fabric and lay it out, how

> do I figure out how big

> to make the gores?

of the gore to hit on me (usually my hip) to the

ground, and make that the hypotenuse of the triangle

to make the gore. How wide you make the triangle is

up to you.

Also, how do I figure out the> measurement for the

You don't, exactly... Rubahkas, as far as I can tell,

> sleeves--how do you make them fit the holes?

were of rectangular construction. Cut the front and

back and sew the gores to the sides. Sew the shoulder

seam. Do the neckline however you usually do; it's a

lot easier to work on before you get the sleeves on.

Cut two rectangles of appropriate length and width for

sleeves, and cut two squares (5"x5" would probably be

okay). Cut the squares in half diagonally. These are

your gussets. Sew one side of the square to the end

of the sleeve (the end that will be attached to the

body of the garment) so that the right angle is

touching the sleeve. Do this on both sides of the

sleeve.

______________

\ | | / The triangles here are

\| |/ the gussets.

| |

Fold the sleeve in half the long way, wrong sides

together, to find the center point. Lay the center

point on the shoulder seam, right sides together, and

sew the sleeve to the body of the garment. Do this

for both sleeves.

Fold the body in half, right sides together, and sew

up the sides. Hem the bottom and taper the sleeves as

you wish and there you have it!

My> first "rubakha" was a

Tasha

> t-tunic; I'd like to make another one after reading

> that terrific site on

> Kiev Rus costuming. Then I can get going on that

> navershnik.

>

> Dekuji!

> Isabelle

>

> patricia.hefner@...

>

- In a message dated 10/18/1999 5:17:46 AM Central Daylight Time,

patricia.hefner@... writes:

> OK, if I take a piece of fabric and lay it out, how do I figure out how big

I made the rubakha from Giliarovskaia's book on costuming: she based the

> to make the gores? Also, how do I figure out the measurement for the

> sleeves--how do you make them fit the holes?

pattern on the one and only surviving period shirt. It's all straight lines.

On my web site, I explain her system of measurement which allows adapting the

pattern to anyone. With a garment as loose as the rubakha, you don't need

to-the-1/4-in precision. The shirt is very nice and comfortable, and even

easy to adapt for a fencing shirt.

Go to:

<A HREF="http://members.aol.com/Predslava/GiliarovskaiaPatterns.html">Pattern

s and Instructions for Medieval Russian Costumes</A>

(http://members.aol.com/Predslava/GiliarovskaiaPatterns.html)

Predslava - I actually have instructions for making a rubakha (and calculating the size

of the pattern pieces) almost ready to go. I'll have the text ready this

evening. The pictures will take longer (I still haven't found a scanner

available). It would be easier to understand with pictures but I think it

will still work.

Basically you just... Well I guess I don't have time to explain it now.

Just give me a little more time and I'll get the next installment of my

website up.

Wishing she wasn't at work right now....

Sofya la Rus

-----Original Message-----

From: "Patricia Hefner" <patricia.hefner@...>

OK, if I take a piece of fabric and lay it out, how do I figure out how

big to make the gores? Also, how do I figure out the measurement for the

sleeves--how do you make them fit the holes? My first "rubakha" was a

t-tunic; I'd like to make another one after reading that terrific site

on Kiev Rus costuming. Then I can get going on that navershnik.

Dekuji!

Isabelle

patricia.hefner@...

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