Added Nov 27, 2008
After having to make 26 various tabards for a Renaissance Dinner, I realized how useful they can be, since they cover your clothes and are easy to make and wear. Short abards were worn in Medieval and Renaissance times by pages and servers, and long, elaborate ones were worn by knights over their armor. They are also used today in the kitchen, at supermarkets, and in toolsheds. Here is a simple, easy way to make a useful tabard.
Measure how long you want the tabard to be (add 6" if you want pockets), and buy that length.
Material should not be a knit or otherwise drapey fabric.
Depending on what the tabard is used for, you may want heavier or lighter fabric.
This classic autumn collection has designs inspired by the Scottish countryside.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Sew with Meg & see her final steps in sewing the cape & also see a sneak peek of Meg's new course!
Member Project of the Week
Check out this preppy fall style.
Read this funny post and watch the video to learn more about why this web seminar is great for you!
Burda Magazine US
This amazing Inspira Studio by Closetmaid thread cabinet could be yours!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.