Last month we attended a Medieval Knight Festival that was visiting in a neighboring town. While swords have been a long-time addition to our pretend play stash, I must say C's sword play was scarce.
Enter in the festival experience and we now have a full-fledged kight fever. While we were there, we had to pick up a sword and shield--of course. What parent can leave any fair/festival without some new addition to the toy closet. And what we learned while there, is that when one visits such a fest, the rest of the dress-up garb is also required. My husband and C returned to the festival for the second day and came home with an amazingly well made leather helmet. I couldn't let this ensemble go without finishing it off.
So, I got to sewing the tunic the next day and found a belt to go along (if you noticed at the begining of the post I said this was a month ago. Even though he's practically lived in this costume for the last month, he refused to take a photo. By the time I was willing to give in and bribe him we'd switched over to a ribbon because he'd caught his flat little belly in the belt buckle).
(Ug, please ignore the horrifying lawn.)
To make the tunic, I folded the fabric over, cut a square for the neck hole, measured the length while it was on C, and then hemmed the raw edges. We copied the tunic symbol from C's shield and sewed it on.
(This is his mean knight face.)