Over the years, I have sewn very few things for my husband. And now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure the only things I have sewn are costumes. And not very many from scratch, mostly altered existing clothes. This dashing tunic is sewn from Simplicity 3519. We were looking for a piece that would work in plays/living history and dress-up and would span the most centuries. You can do a lot with this tunic. I also thought it would be great to wear for solstice. You know, us ladies in the house get pretty decked-out in finery and dad is just sportin' his normal look—it didn't seem right.
So, this came together quite well. I did have to make it harder by using what I had on hand—a top sheet. But it was jersey, and while this makes it quite soft, it was like sewing with pancake batter. The belt is his and the sword is my brother's, of course. We actually had 3 swords to choose from for this photo, which I think is pretty impressive considering we have no boys and Pete has never been a sword type of guy.
He reminded the girls several time this was not his Halloween costume. He says he's going as Jim Rockford. From the Rockford Files. No one will know who that is and even if they do, his outfit is so un-notable that the whole thing is perplexing, so I am choosing to ignore this whole topic when it comes up. Like last year when when threatened to go as Dorf.
I was remembering his past costumes (we have always ran with a Halloween lovin' crowd): A pirate (back in 1991 before they were everywhere) Ed Wood, Evil Knievel, Robbie Knievel (Evil's often injured son, so it was the same costume, only with blood and a cast) Magnum P.I., Carlos Santana (in casual day wear) I'm trying to think of others and they escape me. Oh, a samurai that ended up looking like Freddie Mercury, which was not good.
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