I have designed my pattern by looking at many, many pictures online, to get a good idea of what a gambeson should look like. I have looked at other people’s. Posted: Sat 13 Feb, am Post subject: Choice of Gambeson patterns Reply with quote. Hi, I’m preparing to do a suit of mid-late 15th Century armor. Period Pattern ™ No Medieval Military Garments. Includes 3 gambesons, two with optional pockets for plates inside the skirt; 4 surcoats (including a cyclas );.
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This will be where the two halves are sewn together. There’s a lot of change in fashion between Thank you for your input! As promised, today I will show you, how I have made my own Gambeson, or as it is otherwise known- padded armour.
It took almost two months to make and was a right pain in the thumb, but it was all worth if, for now I have my own, authentic gambeson, ready for battle!
Very narrow tubes are much harder to stuff. You will want to take care to have a large enough opening so that your arms are not restricted when they are rotated through a complete range of motion.
The 14th Century Paladin Press,on pagehas such a collar. Immediately after cutting into it run a single stitch around the entire perimeter. Gambeeson late medieval garments sometimes have separable sleeves, all the earlier examples seem to have either no sleeves or integral sleeves.
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A lot of it is pretty speculative from the historical point of view as there are no extant bits of padding from our period. I also made one for myself to see how it worked. If there is shaping, this poses a problem about how the tubes of padding will work. Visit out photo Album for more photos You will find the pattern views on the cover in the album section. An alternative to washing might be smoking — or simply wearing near wood fires a lot. The elbow pads are located at the seam where the upper arms and lower arms meet.
Cheers, Dave De gustibus non disputandum est. Next you will use paper to pattern the arm and neck openings for the front pattern.
These garments go well with capes from Period Pattern no. Unless otherwise stated, the content pttern this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.
Highly recommend that you use heavy cotton duck material with Quilt batting for filler.
Arms would be detachable and laced on to the vest once the gambeson is complete. As you can see, I have used three layers of wool, to create padding for my gambeson. Depending on the stiffness of the tubes, they may interfere with a movement of the arm. Patten Sewing Machine do not need heavyweight capability or special needles Ideally with buttonhole capability but you can hand sew buttonholes.
Surcoats from the French “sur le cote”, i. It should feel firm but not rigid. How to edit pages? Fashion the gambexon opening large enough to fit your head through.
There is a little give in the design as the channels will hug you. Quite how this is done is not clear. My gambeson goes down almost to my knee, to protect my thighs, and this split reaches to just above my tailbone. You can see that again, there is about 5mm left of just linen edge. I did it by sewing the edges of the pieces together, like so:. Just about the only way to wash a really heavy jack is in a bath, alternating soaking kneading and changing the water when it turns black.
It consisted of many layers of linen sawn together, to cretate protection capable of absorbing shock of the blow and stop cuts and thrusts.
Page 1 of 1. I put the back part under the front part and sew dirctly on top of the back piece making no attempt to fold back anything. Something does not work as expected? Get some heavy needles for mom’s sewing machine, tell the folks at the cloth store that you will be sewing a heavy blanket.
You don’t want your legs to be limited in movement by your Gambeson.