Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

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Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Postby Elendur Amloth » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:19 pm

All these look great! I think I am going to adapt mine to the slit styles since I have horses and will be using them. Great work, Greg and Elleth!
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Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Postby Greg » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:37 pm

Turned out very nice, El. I’m working up a dye bath for an all-linen spring-summer version myself...seeing as it’s more of a cultural garment, I want it to be a part of the impression year-round (which will, again, aid eliminating mis-identifying my impression). Looking forward to seeing more!
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Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Postby Iodo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:57 am

Good work, I have to agree that this is the best pattern for a surcoat, I find having a single panel for the front gets in the way when walking up hill.
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Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Postby Elleth » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:42 pm

Second time out in mine today: lots of underbrush, clambering over creeks, and whatnot.

I continue to be agog that this pattern just doesn't get in the way. I was really expecting that it would be at some level one of those "sacrifice a bit of practicality to the archetypal image" thing... and it's just not.

... lots of little burs to pick out of the wool though!

Now I'm looking forward to a misty rainy weekend to get out in: wet thighs are always the real test. :)
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Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Postby Greg » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:31 pm

History wins. The Ithilien film surcotes aren’t based on a historical pattern, and come loaded with problems. Figures!
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