Thursday, 16 September 2010


Sewing has been concentrated on robes this week.  The blue robe to my own design is done.  The black robe to a commercial pattern is a work in progress, which should be completed early next week.  This is good as it means I can go onto the 3 tiered skirt, blouse and waistcoat that are my next project.

The blue robe is modelled on Nessa's robe, but has many more pleats so that it is easier to move in, as the only problem with Nessa's robe is that there isn't a great deal of width when it comes to walking in it.

Pinning pleats was the most time consuming part of making this robe
The sleeves have been made using a cool little trick explained to me by a lovely friend of mine, who also sews kit!  It's possibly not the most elegant solution, but it does away with the need to shape an armhole and means there will be plenty of room under the robe for extra layers of clothing in the winter.

It's a square, folded in half, how awesome is that?!
Aside from that there isn't a lot to say, really.  I've zig-zagged every seam to help it withstand the brutal treatment larp kit gets, and I'm hoping it stands the test of time!  I like it quite a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing it in use!

In all it's glory...

1 comment:

  1. You'll have to teach me how to do that clever sleeve trick at some point! K xxx
    p.s. my bloomers are of win.


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