Hey, guess what! I made studded twill pirate bracers! They’re so cute! For reasons of self-respect, I decided to wear my peasant bodice with my low-rise breeches (instead of my crop top) and puffy shirt. Not feeling pyrate-y enough, and wanting a pair of bracers for some time now, I made a pair. I’ll post pictures after this weekend. They’re made of black twill, interfaced, flatlined with duck canvas, and lined with cotton–entirely made of remnants. I used Butterick 5371 for the shape (too big for my wrists), then went off on my own, stitching the right sides together and turning them. I studded the twill with silver rivets (if you look closely, they have flowers on them) and stitched a skull and cross bones charm in the center–PYRATE! The top is bound with green bias tape (remnant from the bodice; yay, matching), and I used small silver eyelets to close. I have some leather cord leftover from the husband’s doublet, but I may go with sheer black ribbon because it’s less bulky.
Off to work – thanks for reading!