Posted by Lady Ann on March 17, 2000 at 12:45:44:
In Reply to: Re: clothing posted by Joe Hinson on March 17, 2000 at 11:05:15:
: Hawkeye's shirt in the film was made from a commercially braintanned deer. Almost and some I believe were actually made from chamoise.. but that is not the best nor most practical material for a hunting shirt, as they found out during filming, the osenburg or linen would be the best .. and as for using the Frontier shirt.. remember to slit the front of the shirt to make it a wrap around style..His sash would be the next thing to think of. Use your imagination and remember to use muted colored items..
Oh dear! I entirely forgot about the shirt he was wearing for the majority of the film, which was indeed made from hide (it looked rather like tanned doeskin to me) and of a different cut than the Fontire shirt as Joe said. My apologies! I was thinking of the beautiful shirt he was wearing in the picture (probably a publicity still) taken as he was kneeling by a stream (Miss Marcia knows the one of which I speak...as I recall, it is one of her favorites!) That shirt is cut like the Frontier shirt, but with huge billowing sleeves. Either way, the pattern is easy...and it had to be in those days, when one had to spend more time on such tasks as hunting one's food (and of course, the trusty Singer had not yet been invented!)
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