It is a sleeveless surocat to allow for movement and room for the invisible armor. Obviously we used the fusible webbing to adhere the shapes to the surcoat then I machine stitched them to the tunic.
In a previous post, I had shown some embroidered words I was working on. They are attached to the sides of his surcoat roughly knee level. The words say:
"Heroes non sumus nati...ispi erant'ANGULAUERUNT!"
Translation: Heroes are not made, they are cornered!
I used split stitch in contrasting colors to edge the seams and make them pop. Though I did not get the chance to work on it before this day, I will be hand stitching the edges to hide the mundane machine embroidery. Overall I am very pleased with how the surcoat came out. The embroidery I was most happy with. Now...Onto the next project!!!! Though what it is yet, I do not know... STAY TUNED!!!
|Front view. (Doesnt he look thrilled to pose for the pictures?! tehehe)|
|Right side: "Heroes are not made..."|
|Left side: "...they are cornered!!"|