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Starter Garb: The T-Tunic and tunic Dress as well as the long tunic
A tunic is a primitive shirt worn for thousands of years, most likely
since cloths were invented! The Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Celts, Picts,
Angles, and Saxons all wore Tunics and the pattern rarely changed from one culture to
another. The pattern below is fairly representative of the average tunic
used from the time of Ancient Rome until the late Renaissance. It actually
could be said that the tunic is still in use as the average T-Shirt is basically
a simple tunic.
To measure this tunic for fit, take desired cloth and fold it in half,
place it over your head. If it reaches the mid thigh it will fit correctly.
If you like the tunic shorter you need only cut the hem to accomodate the
shorter length. If it does this on both sides, it's long enough. You can decorate
the tunic above by using different colors of fabric or pre made ribbon with
patterns on it. Be sure you leave long slits at the bottom hem on the sides
to keep the tunic comfortable and easy to move around in. Do this by starting
to sew farther up from the hem. Be sure to use natural cotton,
cotton blends or wool for this garment... you can make it long sleeved by
adding tubes to the ends of the sleeves... at the seam between the two, add
more trim for a more attractive look! For a dressy look, use brocade cloth
to make this garment!
For the ladies and also makes a great mens robe if left open in the front!
More long tunics..