It has been quite some time since I wrote anything substantial. Life simply got in the way of creativity. It happens to the best of us.
After finishing the Skjoldehamn undertunic in May of this year, I just wasn’t able to find fabric at the thrift shops that would work for the overtunic. This took weeks, no months even. I reached the point where I felt completely disheartened and ready to throw in the proverbial towel. But… it’s a HOBBY, right? A hobby shouldn’t make you feel like that! In addition, it is only fair to add that I am not in a hurry to finish this garb set. I have enough to wear at events! So, when it came to fabric hunting I was able to take my time.
I went back to the undertunic and my comment about the fabric being much too bland for me. So, I gave myself a little in between project! It was time to make that undertunic pretty. I found some leftover trim, that I made at least 10 years ago and I added it to the collar and flap. Now, I am more than happy how it turned out, though the trim is making a collar a tad bit heavy. You win some, you lose some, right? Ask me if I care….
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Great idea and it looks good too. Really nice trim! Modern Nigerian men use something like this flap on some of their outerwear, it actually forms a pocket too high to “pick” on the “center” seam with the opening suitable for the wearer’s right hand to slip in. Frequently embroidered.
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