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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Padding is made of Warm and Natural, a cotton felt batting used in quilting.

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Then, I used linen thread to sew around the hole, using jumping stitch- this way the hole was made larger and more durable, but not only that- it is now better looking too! Take your time with paper before you cut cloth and this should work well. Now, that I have out the three pieces together, they looked like gambeso You also get to choose the pattern of quilting.

We design, make, and sell traditional pavilions, colorful and decorated, as well as a line of faux buildings: I did it by sewing the edges of the pieces together, like so:. Sun patyern Feb, Measure your chest from the widest point to directly underneath each arm. I also uses heavy cloth ties so that I don’t get any buckles or fasteners mashed into my body underneath a plate impact.

One of the major disadvantages of padding is that washing it is a nuisance and time consuming. I am inclined to make a lightly-padded Charles de Blois version like Ian LaSpina made, but I am curious as whether folks thought that there was a better style of gambeson for use with a brigandine.



At 15th century inventory records Sir John of Gaunt as having a box of scraps for making cloth armour which could suggest scrap stuffing. One had to have a sword belt to hold his sword; this version includes the authentically accurate way to secure it. But it usually be a waste of time, effort and money to decorate garments to be worn under mail or plate — not only would it not be seen, but embroidery, for example, would be rubbed, ripped, and made filthy in far too short a time.

Find out what you can do. Scrap-stuffing has poor consistency i. It is important to leave a little bit of space with no padding in it, just the folded edge of the facing.

Next you will use paper to pattern the arm and neck openings for the front pattern. The thickness of the tubes can also be used for tailoring. Yotvingians – the Spartans of the Baltics A site dedicated to the history of the brave warrior tribe Yotvingians.

Once the facing was sewn on, I started on the outer shell, using exactly same method as before, with a larger in size linen piece, folded and sewn on to the padding, creating a finished piece. You can use moving blanket if you can find one made of good material.

Now all the pieces are seamed you can start sewing the channels for the wool this is done by first measuring 3CM out from the arm curve’s seam following the curve of the seam so you create a gambeosn “pocket” following the curve of the armhole you want to make 4 of these.


Note the right side is not sewn.

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This way, when you are putting the gambeson together, you can readily assemble ot patfern right way, without wondering which side is pattren.

At the same time, padded armour continues to be worn under armour — under plate as it develops — the arming doublet. I also love travelling,especially when it also involves any of my other interests. Be careful not to bind at the elbow or you will limit your range of patterb.

Includes 3 gambesons, two with optional pockets for plates inside the skirt; 4 surcoats including a cyclas ; 3 hose; 1 codpiece, 1 cuisse thigh protectiona renal belt with pockets for plates to protect the kidneys, and a swordbelt, in sizes S-XL. The patterns, designed by professional costumers, are rigorously researched to ensure historical authenticity, and include illustrated historical notes about the styles.

My general attitude is that, if there is clear contact, I will take the blow. This will prevent the thing from fambeson its quilt stitches. But I suppose you could add brigantine spaulders over those: Typically I include a spare button or two. I live in Caid; I’m not sure what the “official” calibration or standard level is.