The almost last of the sewn pieces!
For the vest I used a basic top block. I gave it some shaping, different hemlines and created an opening in the front. I elongated the front piece to give it a collar and then added a collar to the back neckband.
The slits in the front (what purpose did these serve??) were made from stitching with a straight stitch the opening, and then turning them to the other side.
The pants were a bit trying. I originally bought some brown stretch cotton, that just wasn’t thick enough. Then I realized most of the pictures had him wearing blue pants. Well, okay then. I wasn’t sure what kind of style to make them in, whether a true pair or trousers or not.
I looked online for some pictures of Revolutionary War era trousers, and they had that fall front to them. Yeah, well, I am making these for an 11 year old boy, and I don’t want to confuse the poor lad.
I decided to make just a normal pair of jeans. I used some Glad Cling and Press to draft the jeans off a RTW pair that fit him. It worked out pretty well. The fly is a little long, but that isn’t a big deal. The back pockets have the Assassin’s Creed logo on them, so just a cool extra detail.
I did TONS of top-stitching on these. That is the longest part of making jeans. The fabric is a denim weight, but feels a little different. The blue is a dark turquoise-toned blue. A little different than normal blue jeans.
I also have the red sash made and hemmed, though that was pretty simple.
Now I have to work on getting the leather accents done and the tomahawk made.
Did I mention my back is partially out on me? Actually, sitting is not good for me, so standing at my cutting table is better than sitting in chair. It is gradually getting better after a week, but I don’t think I will be running any marathons anytime soon!