|Image after Norlund, from M Carlson|
I'm wondering though, there is some weirdness with the sleeve shaping, namely a (seemingly) random vertical seam at the elbow and triangular elbow gore filling out a space where the bottom half of the sleeve is not quite as wide as the top half. There is also the usual gore at top of the sleeve typical of the Greenland gowns. I'm wondering if this elbow seaming has any actual purpose or was done due to fabric constraints? It's a pretty full sleeve so I don't think the elbow gore is there for movement, besides which it's the wrong shape, or at least appears to me. If I have the right sized fabric, would it be wrong, from an authenticity point of view, to simplify this by eliminating the elbow piecing and making this a two-piece sleeve like all the others?
At least he's willing to wear proper chauses and braies with this thing, that makes it so much more fun me! I've got to find him some better shoes though. Ordering some off-the-shelf probably won't work to well for him though as his feet are quite wide and all the turnshoes I've found so far run a little narrow. We'll figure something out I'm sure.