After making a pattern for Link’s tunic, I wanted to sew a mock-up. That way, if the pattern wasn’t perfect, I’d make the mistakes on scrap fabric rather than the wool I’ll use for the actual garment – it’s a cost-saving measure.
I used random scraps to put the mock-up together, so it’s a little colorful. Just picture the shirt in all blue.
Just like the undershirt, the tunic consists of four pieces of fabric: a front and back piece, and two sleeves.
For the most part, the tunic fit fine. I made some adjustments to the shape of hem to better mimic the illustrations I’ve seen of Link.
I’ve contemplated shortening the shoulders (you probably can’t see the chalk markings I made on the garment). However, I’m worried that if I tighten the tunic, my feminine figure will show through, and I’m crossplaying. So, I’m leaving it a little large.
In fact, I plan to re-enforce the shoulders so they stick out. I’m hoping this will give the illusion that I have a broader chest.
Overall, this mock-up was smooth. I didn’t have to adjust for fit and the sleeves were the right size. The whole process only took a couple of hours – it probably would have taken less time, but I was distracted by “This American Life.”
Now I just have to order the actual fabric … until then!