A Roman Outing.

Time for another bit of fancy dress…

This time the theme was Roman…. Togas… Goddesses… And warriors with Mohawk helmets. Clearly…. I wanted a Mohawk helmet.

The pattern I used was…

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McCall’s 2060, making view F:

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The pattern involved 18 pieces, covering the simple, a cape with drawstring closure, to the complex, the Mohawk helmet with visor, chin strap, crest, and trim!

First step, as ever for me, was to identify all the pieces I would need, and to trace them ready for using for cutting.

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I try to avoid using the original wherever as a) I’m a bit funny like that and like to keep the patterns complete (especially if they are multisize), and b)…. in case I mess up, then I’ve always got the original to go back to.

So then I cut out the patterns… then pinned them to the materials and started cutting…

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Ending up with a large pile of bits to sew together…

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I started with the easiest item. Making the cape involved hemming, making two channels for the cord, threading it, and then done!

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Next the white under dress/robe, if at worst case I didn’t get chance to finish the rest of the outfit, I could belt it up and it would do. 4 main pieces and some facings…..

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Next, the tunic, with faux leather skirt and short sleeves, gold buttons, and sewn washboard abs.

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Helmet?

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Some faux leather boot cuffs, worn over the finest Primarni gladiator sandals…

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Lastly, a belt of faux leather… But then I considered that although a Roman warrior had no need for a bag… A modern day lady Roman warrior needs somewhere for her phone…money….keys…. So I created a belt purse to go on it….

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Accessorised with a high quality foam sword…

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….and some beautiful gold…

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And done! Do I look fearsome?

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….and here’s a little picture of all of us…. I love my friends :o)

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2 comments

  1. Jonathan · · Reply

    Straight out of 300 😉 Does Andrew have a matching outfit :-P?!!

    1. It’s a girlie girl and girlie boy night out! I think he has plans with the PS3.

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