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Started on the pants last night. After 20 minutes of frustrated pinning of fabric Fearghus suggested the he has some ratty cloth pants that could be sacrificed to the pattern. It took all of 5 minutes to get the seam lines drawn in the right […]

Post ID: 65

I added the sleeves 26×30 (30 is the length of the arm) and gusset (8.5″x8.5″). Because I started with 60″ wide linen it’s plenty roomy. No need to add gores. The sleeves are about 10 inches longer than his arms. This is on purpose. I […]

Post ID: 64

Last night I finished the outer band for the collar. It looks like a collar. It fits around his neck and does indeed look like it’ll close without choking him. He’s a little amused because at the moment the shirt resembles a poncho with a […]

Post ID: 63

Last night I added the inner band to the collar. I really like the way it’s looking. I cut out a strip of linen about 2 1/2 inches wide by 60 inches long. I ironed it flat and then ironed edge folds into it. I […]

Post ID: 62

After looking at lots and lots and lots of pictures I’ve finally started on this project. The first piece I’m making for him is the undershirt. I’m making a neckline as is seen in this woodcut. I cut out two panels of linen 60″x60″. At […]


Picture by Bianca Diary started Jun 26, 2006 Outfit Finished on August 25, 2006. Summary landsknecht n. from Landsknecht “servant or soldier of the country or land”: a European mercenary foot soldier of the 16th century, armed with a pike or halberd. Fearghus is on […]