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I see lots of help on here and many questions being answered with extreme detail which is amazing! I play in the SCA and personally I like to be as accurate as possible with my garb. I plan to make some actual Landsknecht garb in the near future and am looking for general assembly tips and fabric suggestions. I have very little experience sewing and pattern making so any tips there would be a huge help. And to get the right look what are some good fabrics that can be used that wont break the bank? Thank you in advance for all the help I am sure to get
are the pattern available?
If you have a look at my pictures I have two albums of socks and a codpiece I recently made. My idea is to photo document what I make, but this what I have so far. Perhaps they can give some inspiration and a general idea of certain techniques.
I recently put a brief hose instruction together, see below. Together with an album I have of a pair of quite ambitious hoses I made on commission, you will hopefully get an idea of how to do it. This is my interpretation of large amount of first and second hand sources as well as ten years of hands-on experience. There are of course alternative interpretations that are equally "correct". What I do know, however, is that this will give you hoses of great quality.
For general techniques one can always study Janet Arnold's Patterns of fashion 1560. No exakt landsknecht garb but lots of details. That's where I got our hose pattern from. Each leg is one piece with a very strange shape if folded out. Much is similar to 15th c. hoses, there are even many woodcuts with the straight back instead of curved lines like we use. The hoses are tied to the doublet and socks with straps and points, like 15th c.
From the back it looks like this:
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Thank you very much. This is quite helpful and the timing couldnt be better. The unit just officially reformed for this year and I got promoted which inspires me to look my best on the field. I will also be checking out your pictures to see what I can come up with. Hope to post some pictures of what I have made soon looking super swanky is a nice soft kit
Any progress on your costume?
I finally was able to find time and cash to begin working on costume. I dont have a picture of it completely finished yet but I started off making a Waffenfrock because it will at least hide some of my other garb that isnt right. When I get a finished picture I will definitely post it.
Here's a question: The Reconstructing History pattern has the closed wams that join together in the middle of the chest on the front. Is there historical provenance for wams fastening in the direct middle like this? A lot of the wams I see are longer on the left side and wrap over the the chest to fasten on the right side.
I don't know if anyone uses this forum but I give it a shot. So I would like to reconstruct a complete garment. I nearly completed it but I stuck with it. I share a link with you. I would like to have a proper hat fitting into the period. This is a very early form of landsknecht. The engraving is from Albrecht Dürer. It is visible that he has a hat but I can't see it just the feathers on his back. I would loke your help with it. Thank you in advance!
The picture: Landsknecht
Sorry Viktor, but the link doesn't work for me ...
You have helped me a lot. I have been searching for an appropriate hat for a while. I personalize a simple soldier so I think a simpler hat will be more appropriate. Thank you very much for your help!