Thursday, March 19, 2009

one armed doublet

Here's a little something we made last year for The Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio's doublet, used in the scene where he is trying to drive Katherina mad. Everytime we thought it was done, a little more trim would manage to get pinned on it overnight. He was quite a sight in that scene. The doublet has only one sleeve, the leggings/pants were striped upholstery velvet, cut on the bias, quarter panelled,(seams down the front and back of the leg too) matching chevroned stripes at the seams and they laced all down the outseam with a panel of stretch velvet lycra behind.
Oh, and a codpiece too. And one leg in armour. With a helmet, and cape.
I should get them from storage and take a picture of them. Not something you'd make very often. A challenge to say the least.

Design credit: Santo Loquasto

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