Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Also a gator

Sadly not the toothy kind.

Since my skirt is short in front and long in back, I decided to make gators for my legs. Gators to my knowledge were worn by solgiers in wars to I assume keep their pants dry. They were made of wool or leather and are basically just a giant pair of knee high spats.  I saw them on The Dank's Rangers (a civil war group from Maine I believe) at Kings Landing (local living museum) and I've wanted a pair ever since.

I had a spat pattern already and so I just found some images of some gators I liked via google and then lengthened the spat pattern to go over my knees.

Here is my mock up done in brown wool. The actual gators will be black with silver buttons and buckles.

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