Here's the last installment of our Renaissance Costumes and my favorite by far. Putting these together may have been more fun for me than actually going to the Renaissance Festival will be!
The boys absolutely love them. I'm glad that at ages 9 and 10 they don't think they're too old for costumes.
I made the very simple hats out of felt using a video tutorial put together by a school teacher. In other words, it'd be easy to whip up twenty of these.
The capes (Ottobre 4-2004-30) are made of soft brown upholstery fabric with metallic gold woven throughout.
The reverse side is black crepe backed satin. I used 1 yard each for the lining and the shell and about 4 yards (!) of bias tape for each cape.
The vests are my favorite. The pattern is for outdoor vests from Ottobre 1-2004-25 (I plan to make the outdoor vests, too, in the near future) but I eliminated all the details and added eyelets and lacing. I experimented with a cut-on dagging decoration for the brown vest (will post a tutorial on that later).
The pants are a basic elastic waist pattern (Ottobre 1-2009-21).
The tunics are from Burda 7-2009-138 and are actually a variation of the djellabah (beach cover-up) pattern I used for Molly's Friar Tuck costume. I made the green one first and discovered the slit is extremely low and Peter insisted I stitch it up part-way (the pattern calls for a sort of fly, but I omitted it). I shortened the slit/placket for the brown version.