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This is How I Make Garb (Part 1: Measurements)

There comes a point in every garb-wearer’s lifetime when they ask themselves, “Could I ever possibly make my own?” and the answer to that is “HELL YES and I’m going to show you how!”

This is going to be a multi-part series. I don’t know how many parts just now; as many as it takes, I figure. There are a lot of steps; have patience and take your time and I know you’ll do great.

Some of you have already seen and tried the tabard I posted a tutorial for. It makes a great first garment, especially when you’re brand new or on a budget (and who isn’t on a budget these days?). But if you’re ready to try something truly next level, and I have faith that you are, I’m going to teach you how I make a tunic. A good tunic, made with historically plausible patterning, one that lasts and feels like a piece of clothing rather than a costume piece.
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Making Your First Garb: the Tabard

A lot of people are nervous at the idea of making garb for themselves. If you think that making garb is just for people who have years of sewing experience– or even a sewing machine– think again. You don’t have to drop money on patterns, and you don’t even need to go to the fabric store for this. The beauty of much medieval clothing, especially early medieval, is that it’s simple to make; but with just a few adjustments, can be changed and adapted and personalized. Today, I’m going to show you how to make one of the simplest and most versatile of medieval garments: the tabard.

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