Friday, March 18, 2016

Tailoring and Lapstraking

I made myself a lined jacket from Vogue pattern 9096.  The jacket has petal-like overlays on the right side.  The effect is very much like the clinker or lapstrake construction technique using overlapping planks for the hulls of Viking ships.

Gokstad ship, Viking Ship Museum,
Oslo, Norway-Wikipedia

I am going to make another version of the jacket using brown material to emphasize the "planks" and then add a Viking dragon prow that curls around my neck and rests on the opposite side.  This will be either very strange or very cool or both.

What do you think?
Prow from Oseberg ship
burial grave for two women
Norway 820 AD

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