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Charles de Blois Pour Point
« on: 2014-03-20, 14:38:02 »
Sir Ian's success in making one of these persuaded me to do the same.   This is from the pattern by Tasha Kelly. I have to say this is one of the best period patterns that I've worked with, for any era. It is precisely engineered with excellent instructions. Despite all the piecing and quilting there is nothing hard to do in this pattern. Lots to do, and tedious, but no single part of it is difficult. I made mine from some left over linen/cotton fustian that I had on hand with an unbleached linen liner with one layer of cotton batting. Mine is  a hybrid. I added a standing collar for when I wear mail in my c1300 knight impression to keep the mail off my neck. Should I ever decide to suspend leg armor from it, I'll tighen up the side seams so I can cinch it tight.

If you can sew at all, you can make one of these.  I did not hand quilt this, but with only 10 or 12 hours more work, you could add that cool feature.   Get lots of thread. I went through 3 spools.
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #1 on: 2014-03-20, 22:16:57 »
Looking good! Would love to make one for a later kit :)
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #2 on: 2014-03-20, 23:41:03 »
What did you end up doing with the seams inside the cote?
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #3 on: 2014-03-21, 01:00:48 »
Sir Aiden - Some I have already protected with strips of folded linen.  I still have some to do as I have time.  They all have to be done by hand.  Sir Ian has not protected his seams with no ill affect thus far.
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #4 on: 2014-03-21, 02:16:50 »
Nicely done!
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #5 on: 2014-03-21, 02:24:08 »
Sir Aiden - Some I have already protected with strips of folded linen.  I still have some to do as I have time.  They all have to be done by hand.  Sir Ian has not protected his seams with no ill affect thus far.

Oops!  I see now that it was Sir Ian himself who asked the question about seams, not Sir Aiden!
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #6 on: 2014-03-21, 03:07:06 »
The more I see people have success with this, the more I think I need to try it :) Congrats!
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #7 on: 2014-03-21, 11:35:45 »
Looks really tailored made. Nice job.
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #8 on: 2014-03-21, 13:16:40 »
The more I see people have success with this, the more I think I need to try it :) Congrats!

Sir James, that is the reason I add posts like this.  Not to show off, but to encourage others to make their own gear (well, I do like to show off a leetle bit.)  There is a lot of gratification and self-education to be had by learning to make the gear you use, and it makes it easier to interpret to the public also.

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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #9 on: 2014-03-21, 19:12:30 »
The more I see people have success with this, the more I think I need to try it :) Congrats!

Sir James, that is the reason I add posts like this.  Not to show off, but to encourage others to make their own gear (well, I do like to show off a leetle bit.)  There is a lot of gratification and self-education to be had by learning to make the gear you use, and it makes it easier to interpret to the public also.

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It also gives you a little sense of life back then, if they had sowing machines of coarse lol.
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #10 on: 2014-03-21, 21:50:57 »
I like.
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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #11 on: 2014-03-22, 14:17:46 »
I really need to get around to making mine...having to go to someone's house to quilt on their heavy duty sewing machine has been really slowing me down..to the point where I am thinking of taking off all the machine quilting and doing it by hand!

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Re: Charles de Blois Pour Point
« Reply #12 on: 2014-03-22, 14:48:34 »
Great job. Very inspiring!
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