Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter Robe, Part 2

Ready to see how the robe turned out? Keep scrolling down!

By the time the lining was finished I was able to get a pretty good sense of how it was all coming together. It was pretty obvious though that both the sleeves and the bottom would need to be shortened.
A closer look at the really cool fabric. The picture actually doesn't do it justice -- it looked like it was actually woven on an old fashioned loom.
Said old fashioned loom look meant that it unraveled easily and needed extra reinforcement on high use seams like the armholes.
Sewing the top to the lining was a very involved process that required first sewing along the crimson, then pulling the sleeves out through the bottom to hem, and finally sewing half of the hem on machine and the other half by hand. It was tricky but the end result was fabulous!
Speaking of which...



Like it? Want a robe of your own for Hogwarts, Middle Earth, Narnia, Renaissance Fair, random medieval RPG? Commission cost would be $60 + materials, so if you're interested, send me an e-mail at historyswardrobe [at] gmx [dot] com.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! And what a smart idea to just line the front part. Good for my budget.

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