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Gambeson Upgrade
« on: 2016-10-08, 21:33:40 »
Just finished a new, more historical gambeson. Canvas weight linen inside and out, cotton fill. Machine stitched the channels (for sanity's sake) but hand stitched the rest. Used this pattern http://reconstructinghistory.com/product/rh023-14th-century-jupon-of-the-black-prince/ with a few tweaks for my time period. Since I was feeling crafty, I braided the laces from hemp twine and made the aiglettes from brass sheet.
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: 2016-10-09, 00:23:19 »
Having sewn a gambeson myself I must say well done sir!
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: 2016-10-09, 02:37:37 »
Sweeeeet!   :)
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: 2016-10-13, 10:53:15 »
Awesome!! :)
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: 2016-10-13, 14:45:09 »
I'm always envious when someone has the skills to pull something like this off- nicely done, Sir Patrick!
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: 2016-10-13, 19:17:07 »
Very nice work. I'm impressed by the amount of work that went into this piece.

It reminds me of a strange feeling I got the first time I wore a garment I made myself... that I wanted very much not to damage it. Usually, a stain or tear in clothes is a "darn, that sucks" thing, but on a garment I spent dozens of hours making myself, it felt more... personal. Like I cared more about my clothes because I'd made them. For lots of things this is normal, but not really for clothes because you so seldom make your own clothes.

Anyway, well done sir, well done.

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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: 2016-10-13, 20:19:15 »
Wow... that's quite impressive. Very well done.
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: 2016-10-14, 12:14:53 »
Thanks guys!  Sir William, don't be afraid to try. I learned from checking out this website: http://www.whitemountainarmoury.com/pdfs/armingCoat.pdf
Just be sure to make a mock up as a test fit. I just used an old sheet for that.

Scott, I don't mind a little wear and tear on my martial garments. Adds to the authenticity in my book. After a test fit with my greasy mail coat, that gamby is looking pretty "authentic".
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Re: Gambeson Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: 2016-10-14, 15:01:46 »
Looks good. :)
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