For the uninitiated, Dagorhir is a nation-wide competitive medieval reenactment society, made up of like-minded folks who love wearing medieval garb and swinging swords at each other.
Well, just like every year, unexpected expenses are preventing me from spending oodles of money on garbing supplies. I must attempt to re-purpose what I have and create something I like out of garb that I don't like.
I threw together this surcoat, a combination of a pattern for a corset and "winging it" from a surcoat I liked in a medieval shop, a couple years ago and it never fit me properly. I think I wore it once. Here it is on my dress dummy:
So when I pin everything to where it is supposed to be I get the following:
That looks so much better doesn't it? Haha! I think I may be able to fix it by folding the top over the bottom like so.
More to come! My good friend Ravenna is also prepping for Ragnarok and here is her blog if you are interested in learning more: Ravenna Designs