October 1st, 2003

Riders in the mist

Gambesons

Hey, I'm looking at doing a fighting gambeson. SO far, I haven't found any good patterns, that really fit what I need. I'm looking for a full sleeved lightly padded one, that can be worn under armor, and without armor and still look period.

Any suggestions? Also, I was thinking of some good duck fabric, but I am always looking for better ideas there as well.

Oh, and yeah I am from the Colorado area too, and I'm not completely all thumbs when it comes to sewing (close though ;))