When will I learn to look for patterns online and actually follow them before going off half-cocked?
The current project is a Houppelande that does two things:
- Passes Punch Test.
- Is relatively close to historically accurate for 1460s Italian men.
- Designed with my current weight fluxuations in mind (I’ve lost 4 lbs since I last took in my kirtle and I don’t want to take in my fencing garb frequently)
- Is reversible (Not a historic consideration, but sometimes you want to switch your look up).
After one false start that I failed to take pictures of, I am now on the right path. The path of actual Houp construction.
Pattern link: http://www.virtue.to/articles/circle_houp.html