Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:32 pm Post subject: Fabric Question
Hi! I am making a COP to go under my maille, and I want to add a tunic between the maille and COP for some squishyness between the maille and plastic.
My fighting kit is Roman, so I am looking at a lightweight wool to make the tunic out of. (Thoughtprocess being it is more authentic, still breathes, and if I make it nicely, I could wear it around camp as well)
This is my first time working with wool, and from a fabric thread on the ArmourArchive, I found this:
It's looking like a good choice to me too. Not that I have a lot of experience buying fabric without feeling it up first. But the suiting/dress type wools I have felt up generally seem good for this, and gabardine is recommended as an appropriate wool by Charlotte on ArmourArchive, who I trust.
If at all possible, order a sample. You may have to order 1/8 of a yard, since I don't think that site offers swatches. I've ordered a fair amount of fabric online, but sometimes the colors and textures look very different in person from the picture online. When you buy a sample, see what it looks like both in daylight and under artificial light. Some colors will vary in appearance depending on the light.
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