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Old 06-25-2019, 01:34 PM
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I just got a call from a local men's group that will be needing 70 Men's tunic for the Renaissance Festival in Holly MI. They need a plain muslin (heavier muslin) tunic in various sizes. The kicker is they need them in 1 month. Any idea on how I can help this group of men out. Heck if it were only a few I could whip them up likity-split! I wouldn't even know where to start to find them pre-made on such short notice. I figure this group of quilters might be able to help me find my way through this project. The other part of the project I can handle and that is to make a 4-patch patch for each of them. That will be a simple enough project to make. Your ideas will help me out a great deal.
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​Google - How to make a quick and easy Tabard or T-tunic
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:25 PM
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Anyone else wonder how long they've known they would need 70 tunics?
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I was wondering how many wives refused to make a tunic or two for the group. Any chance some of the men (or spouses) might be willing to help if there is someone running the show? Assembly style, simple t type tunics could be whipped up pretty quickly.
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Here's a site that might help. Who is supplying the fabric? I would suggest you get other wives/girlfriends/daughters involved if you can. Since it's such short notice I would go as simple as possible.


https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-T-Tun...naissance-Fair
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Here's another tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7GyyFneg84
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
Anyone else wonder how long they've known they would need 70 tunics?
I did also. They are expecting production work like a factory from one person.

The local men's group need to volunteer their services. They could cut the tunic out and help iron. Two people minimum to do the sewing. One person with a serger would make quick work of the seams and a second person on a sewing machine to do the hems. If they aren't willing to help, I'd would only offer to do the patch.
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Holy cow. That's making at least 2 tunics a day - what were they thinking?!?!!?

All I can say is good luck.
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Knowing these guys it might have been thought of some time ago but never really pursued until Monday evening at their regular meeting. I was playing around in my mind getting together a group of people to do the sewing but the cutting is as big a job if not bigger. I admit I was overwhelmed at the sheer numbers. My dear friend didn't pop the number needed until after I told him making a costume was doable.
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
.............My dear friend didn't pop the number needed until after I told him making a costume was doable.
JuliaSB ... Operative word "A" ........ not B, C, D, and onwards!!
So what was your response when he popped the number??
...... are you into mass production now?


In reply to Peckish .... were they even thinking?

Of course, many of us already know that for those who have no concept of sewing,
many have no clue how long anything takes to make.

After all, look at the times we have heard of someone thinking that
a king quilt can be whipped together in an afternoon! *sigh*
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