So as some of you might have guessed, since HE Arion did not debut his new Florentine court garb at Battlemoor, I ran into some problems. The problems basically boiled down to me 'guessing' on fit instead of actually getting to fit the doublet on Arion. With this sort of highly tailored doublet and Arion's impressively broad shoulders......well guessing on fit ended with me up a creek and now I'm going to have to get creative with retro fitting.....anyways here are some pictures of it in process.....
I have him trying it on inside out because I had one arms lining pinned.
You can kinda tell from this shot where I started to go wrong with the sleeves on this.....the back seam shows that I set the sleeve in rotated forward to far by what ended up to be about 4".
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you can see how the over-rotation is twisting the fabric and constricting his movement.....man has big shoulders and very muscular arms.....so having his sleeves 'flex' with him is very important.