There are 3 shoulder pieces of the hood: one back and two fronts. It is open in the front, so you just sew one front piece to one side of the back, and the other front piece to the other side of the back. In the front, it closes with buttons. I hope I answered your question but if you just google "medieval hood" you can see lots of examples and patterns. My hood is the same, the only difference being that the back part is long.
This is so wonderful and just what I needed. I sew without patterns too, but I always check to see what the pattern should look like so I know how to cut textile. I don't really understand this piece for sleeves, so I guess I'll just make regular sleeves instead. Thank you very much. :3
This was the first pattern I drew so it might be a little weird The reason for the arms is the following: the sewing is on both sides of the arms, not just on the bottom, so I can spare some material, and the wrist-curve is also done so that I dont lose any textile: the bottom one 'fits' into the top one when layed out. Oh I am even worse describing it than drawing it
This was the first ever pattern I made. I never use patterns for sewing - I make a mock-up version (real size) from tracing paper, try it on, modify as necessary and just start sewing.
I only made this because some people here on deviantart asked for it. I made a quick sketch by hand and scanned-colored it. Since it was well received, I decided to go on with this tradidion and try to post patterns.
I made these in AutoCAD (well, I am an architect not a fashion designer, what else to except? ), so those are real sizes that you could print. I could even make a file (like a .pdf or something) 1:1 scale.
However this old one (my coat) was not, its just a sketch so I would not print it - it is not accurate enough. I was not planning on re-doing this, because I have some new stuff and I rather spend time on new
*After looking at it for a while trying to figure out how to make the hood detachable*
...Wait, is the hood like a mantle-type thing, where it's a whole separate layer? That would make a lot more sense than what I was thinking. If so, that is ingenious and completely solves my "hood or no hood" problems I have with coats...
This is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks fantastic made in wool! I really must make one, but I have no wool laying around... Perhaps a synthetic will work...
Ooh, that *is* super-pretty! Although I think yours looks a little more practical/easier to move in. But ah ha ha yeah, $800 is kind of expensive. Though after making stuff to sell, and also doing as much of the fabric making/dyeing process as I can, I can see why really nice things are expensive!
Dang, I really need some wool. The wool at my local Jo-Ann store sucks >.< I'll be ordering some nice wool online when I can. In the meantime, I may make this out of a different fabric, both as a mock-up and as a lighter jacket whilst I wait for my things to sell so I can have a wool one
I really think that coat is worth that money, its just that I dont have that much However I love browsing armstreet, they have great stuff, very inspirative. This is my new love, I just have to figure out a character that would wear this: armstreet.com/store/clothes/dr…
I guess I am lucky here in Hungary: there is a great textile store, right across the street where I live, and they sell this wool material for 3.000 HUF (about 15$) per meter. I already bought some black ones for another coat, but that will be a proper winter coat not fantasy stlye .
Oh, that coat is totally worth it! But dang that's a lot of money, and I'd be so afraid of getting it dirty!
And OHMYGOODNESS that dress is amazing. I really, really love that!
Haha yes, I do hear that over in your corner of the world wool fabric is much easier to come by I went to my fabric store three towns away, and their wool fabric is something like $30/yd, only 3 colours, and not very good quality fabric >.<
Ooh, I can't wait to see your new coat
I think I'm going to start work on a winter cloak soon, I hardly wear coats but I love shawls, blankets, and my BF's cloak (but it is way, WAY too big for me, LOL).
I use tracing paper - I hand-draw the pieces on a roll of tracing paper (being an architect, I always have lots of those at home, but it is reallly cheap compared to any textile). If I make it for someone else, I usually ask for their T-shirt or sweather to get the size of the shoulder, arms, etc. For myself its easy, I already know how big pieces I need. Then I use needles to put together a paper-prototype. Its hard to wear (the paper doesnt fold very well), but really easy to re-adjust with a scissor, and moving around the needles as necessary. Then I put the tracing paper pieces on the textile. After that I usually just throw away the paper pattern, because they are never perfect (i dont bother with length, or nice cut edges or anything).