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leather armor top, part 1

By spotogspindel | August 2, 2016

Peter Pan meets lots of pirate in Neverland. One of them is Smee, Captain Hook´s boatswain. Smee is a scary, fighting pirate, and he needs a flexible armor for protection. (Good thing I went leather-shopping yesterday!) I made a pattern for an armor to cover part of his chest and stomach and cut two pieces in leather.

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Keeping the two layers together with paper-clips instead of needles, makes it a lot easier. I cut the layers into strips, one going horizontal, the other vertical. I left about 1/2 an inch along the top on one and on  the side on the other. Then I started to weave the two pieces together.

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It took some time, but the result is quite good so far. Still elastic, but much more stable. When I was done, I made a double seam along the edges, to keep everything in place. Next in line is to attach the straps to fasten it. I might need an actual body to try it on when I´m doing that, to make sure the straps will be angled right.

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What do you think? Promising, ey? I´m liking the texture that appeared, it makes it look so much more solid than if it was just one, plain layer.

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