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Venetian breeches

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm
by Adam the Archer

Can anyone guide me on some venetian breeches - I have made a pair up, but when pointed to my doublet there is a no 'give' at the back and it feels like the lacing strip is going to rip out of the doublet.

Can anyone give me some practical advice?



Re: Venetian breeches

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:21 am
by lucy the tudor
Hi Adam, I think it would probably be fair to say people are reticent about answering because it helps so much to see you in the kit, and see how it moves to see where this problem lies. It may be that you haven't allowed enough room in the crotch area to let the venetians move with you ( now that's not a sentence you have to write often).
Is there a need to wear them quickly, or could you bring them to a market in the Spring and get the ladies to fuss around your nether regions so we can try to identify the reason? Or if you could give us an idea of where you live, the costume expert nearest to you may volunteer to have a shufti?

Re: Venetian breeches

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:54 pm
by Adam the Archer
Hi Lucy - thanks for your reply! I have now managed to identify the problem and re-drawn the pattern, and some of Mr Peachey's lovely wool is on the way. This time I am going to take more time and make a toile!

Re: Venetian breeches

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:34 pm
by The sempster
Hi Adam,
a toile is probably a very good idea :-) Good luck. If there is a problem with the toile, just post a picture and maybe we can find out what doesn't work.
Best wishes

Re: Venetian breeches

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:27 pm
by lucy the tudor
I wholeheartedly agree re the toile- not cutting Mr Peachey wools until you are sure is a wise thing.
They are lovely, and well worth the time getting the end result just right. 8-)