1460s bloke patterns

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1460s bloke patterns

Postby GuyDeDinan » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:11 pm

I'm currently staring at both my MTA and Tudor Tailor for inspiration but am having problems putting together an idea for costume. The main problem is my pot belly, lovingly crafted form years of ale appreciation, and the extant patterns and ideas seem to rely on very straight lines, e.g. the doublet and hose on P98 of MTA would look very odd/make me look pregnant. Anyone got photos/know of a painting showing portly men?


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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby EnglishArcher » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:07 am

The mason, bottom-right, is less than svelte...

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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Captain Reech » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:03 pm

A tightly laced doublet can hide all manner of sins and a plackett makes a very effective corset!


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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:10 pm

I wondered why you never took yours off.


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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Captain Reech » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:13 pm

Cheeky blighter! It's all padding I swear it! :D


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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Sophia » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:30 pm

You just tailor it to fit around the pot - get in touch if you need a hand :devil:


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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Colin Middleton » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:13 pm

The MTA does tell you how to make a toil for your shape (even if you have a belly) and how to convert that to a pattern for a doublet or coat. It's all detailed in the section at the beginning of the book, but you'll need help.

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Re: 1460s bloke patterns

Postby Sophia » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:40 pm

As I said above - get in touch if you are in the London area as I have had practice at this (due to a sway back and a fondness for cheese the other half has this problem).

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