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Boromir – The Surcoat Continues

Another Boromir update! The above shot, from AlleyCatScratch.com shows the waist detail. I started by chalking a guide line on the inside of the piece, folding it and stitching it at 0.5cm. Each of the four pieces were prepped like this.

The four pieces were then sewn together with the seams being pressed open. The centre back seam was stitched to just below waist length and left for the back split. The side seams were sewn to hem length.
Once the four pieces were sewn together I fitted it to my model, over a thick jumper and the chainmail. It needed taking in on the centre back waist and sides, so I marked it up and did all the adjustments, then trimmed it to just above his toes.
Once I was happy with it I looked at the edging, shown here – 

Aside from the trim, which I still need to find, this has what looks like a slight piped edge. I found very thin piping cord and rolled the edge around it to create this –

Full back and side shots over the chainmail, after adjustments – I now need to do the shoulder pieces and the basic construction will be done. 

This screencap from the film shows a cap sleeve (If anyone can remember the correct term, shout me, it has slipped my mind right now!) and a relatively narrow shoulder, then yet more trim. Now the cap sleeves are on it just needs hemming, the decorative stitches adding to the waist and the trim adding. I’m considering embroidering the trim as I have yet to find anything close.
Next up – To London! Fabric sourcing for the gambon, overshirt and trim! 

Eowyn – Dernhelm, The Cloak Dyetest #2

Dye Test #2 – Again with leftover dye from other projects! RIT Dyes Golden Yellow, 4fl, Evening Blue, 2fl and 1fl of Black.
It’s now perfect for dirtying down and distressing, and a definite improvement on this – 
I may put it in with a watered down black to take some of the shine off of it, but I’ll see about that when it’s shaped and made up.

Boromir – Fellowship, Surcoat Begins

Sourcing materials! Dark blue leather, brown leather and chainmail.
The entire skin is larger than my cutting table!

Surcoat patterned and cut – I’m going to add in the waist seam for strength and the decorative top stitching. I’ve also patterned the gambeson and acquired a horn and replica sword.

Next stage: Sourcing the other materials. To Goldhawk!

Boromir – Fellowship Outfit, Referencing

Building this alongside my Eowyn build (and a few million other projects) – Boromir’s outfit from Fellowship of the Ring. Photos sourced from AlleyCatScratch.com

Dark blue (some sources say black, it always looked blue to me) surcoat, red undershirt with dark red or black collar and heavily embroidered sleeve cuff.
Padded silver gambeson – This is never actually seen given that it’s covered by chainmail, gloves, gauntlets and the over shirt. It’s still damn pretty though, and protects from the chainmail.

Here you can see the chainmail sleeves are actually attached to an undergarment to save on weight. I may do this at some point but for now I’m using full body chainmail.

This is the full costume, worn with his first cloak instead of the Lothlorien cloak.

Eowyn – Dernhelm, The Cloak Begins

This is a heavy wool blanket, £13 on ebay and formerly pink! I’ve machine dyed it with half a pack of leftover dark green dye and it is now greyish. Another round or two of dye to go, then I can shape and distress it.

Chainmail! This is riveted mail in aluminium, so it looks great and won’t pull apart but it’s lightweight. This is really important to me as I have joint problems.

This set was a bargain on eBay, badly listed with a low starting price so only cost me about £70 for this and a pair of chainmail leg pieces. I’ll be using the ‘stockings’ to extend the arms. I’ll also raise the slit in the front and back.

Eowyn – Dernhelm, Referencing

Look how gorgeous this is! And also incredibly detailed and probably likely to make me swear at it a lot. First up – referencing. This is a great shot as it shows a lot of the armour detail.

Here in a capture from the film I can see she has a dark green cloak, worn over the split mail. The green tunic worn under the chain mail also looks like it is split for riding, or heavily gathered with enough excess for movement.

There is probably a padded gambeson on underneath the green tunic for comfort.

Here we have relatively plain brown jodhpurs and riding boots, albeit heavily distressed. You can also see the green tunic, tucked into gauntlets, but visible between the gauntlet and the glove. This means the gauntlet isn’t attached to the glove, which makes it easier.