The Kingdom of Styria
Starter Garb: The T-Tunic and tunic Dress as well as the long tunic
A tunic is a primitive shirt worn for thousands of years, most likly
since cloths were invented! The Romans,Greek, Egyptians , Celts , Picts and
Angles all wore Tunics and the pattern rarely changed from one culture to
another. The pattern below is fairly representative of the average tunic used
from the time of Ancient Rome until the late Renaissance. It actually could
be said that the tunic is still in use as the average T-Shirt is basically
a simple tunic.
To measure this tunic for fit, take desired cloth and fold it in half,
place it over your head. If it reaches the mid thigh it will fit correctly.
If you like the tunic shorter youneed only cut the hem to accomodate the shorter
length. if it does this on both sides its long enough. Yopu can decorate the
tunic above by using different colors of fabric or pre made ribbon with patterns
on it.Be sure you leave long slits at the bottom hem on the sides to keep
the tunic comfortable and easy to move around in. Do this by starting to
sew farther up from the hem. Be sure to use natural cotton, cotton
blends or wool for this garment... you can make it long sleeved by adding
tubes to the ends of the sleeves... at the seem between the two, add more
trim for a more attractive look! For a dressy look, use brocade cloth to
make this garment!
For the ladies and also makes great mans robe if left open in the front!
More long tunics..