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I'm getting over this damn cold but I'm still having trouble concentrating for more than half an hour at a time. Is there anyone out there willing and able to make four pairs of blue knickerbockers as I'm not sure I'm going to have time to do a decent job myself? A link to the reference picture I'm using for the SAMs will be available for the volunteer.

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oreouk
2nd Feb, 2010 15:15 (UTC)
Willing, yes. Able is a different matter entirely. What were you planning to make them out of? I don't recall having any blue material at home, and I have some quite stiff blue card but not paper IIRC. Sewn or glued? I can of course go shopping if necessary.

On the plus side I have a number of models to hand to try them out on to make sure they fit....

All of which boils down to - I'll have a bash if nobody else can do it, but if someone else wants to step in and save me I wouldn't object at all!
were_gopher
2nd Feb, 2010 16:07 (UTC)
They should be sewn (but double sided tape works as well and may be easier to fit on at the con) out of blue cloth since card will just not hang right, as I found from bitter experience with the vikings. The colour should to be something like royal blue, dark but still noticable as a blue. As you can see from the picture black would also be acceptable but I just grew up with the idea of those baggy knickerbockers being blue.

http://www.photographersdirect.com/buyers/stockphoto.asp?imageid=2322625

If you can do this I would be very grateful. It's taken me all day to just do the hats even with an existing template and that would normally be a mornings work.
oreouk
2nd Feb, 2010 19:30 (UTC)
So knickerbockers = 3/4 length baggy blue trousers, yes?
were_gopher
2nd Feb, 2010 20:31 (UTC)
yep
oreouk
2nd Feb, 2010 22:17 (UTC)
I mocked some up. They're god-awful. head-desk.

One leg is longer than the other. The two halves of the waistband therefor do not meet. I forgot to not sew up the back seam until after getting it around the pole.
murphys_lawyer
2nd Feb, 2010 17:27 (UTC)
I'll do the clogs when I get home.
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