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Padded coifs gave protection to the head, and were necessary for comfort under mail coifs and helmets. A simple collar or gorget gave additional protection to the neck. Cuisses were padded thigh pieces, often with plates and metal knee caps attached. Hose worn while fighting could be padded in places. Hose ranged from baggy to skintight, dull to wildly colorful. The angel-wing tunic could also be worn as civilian wear.
These patterns are functional fighting garb for use in the Society for Creative Anachronism and other re-enactment or recreation groups. They can also be used as is or in an adapted form for civilian wear in these groups, or for stage productions.
Period Patterns #102, More Medieval Military Garments, contains patterns for 2 coats of plates, 1 lentner, 1 angel-wing tunic (with or without dags on the sleeves), 3 coifs and 1 gorget. This pattern contains small through X-Large sizes.
These Medieval Military Garments patterns were designed for real authenticity. Each pattern includes historical notes for background, and variation enhancements for the finished costume. Sewing instructions and suggestions for fabric choices and notions are included.
For your convenience a measurement chart appears below.
|Body Measurements (Men's)|
|Size||Sm (36-38)||Med(40-42)||Lg (44-46-48)||XLg (50-52-54)|
The instructions for Period Patterns assume you are an experienced seamstress with expertise in fitting garments, so they do not explain fitting techniques. They do NOT give explicit or detailed instructions and are NOT for beginners. If you are an experienced seamstress or tailor with good sewing skills you will be fine.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 January, 2010.