How to Make a Sith Tunic

Written by brenda priddy
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All of the evil characters in the Star Wars movies were Siths, including Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Both Siths and Jedi Knights study the art of using the Force; thus, a Sith lord's robe is identical to a Jedi Knight's, except in the colour. Siths wear black robes, while Jedi Knights wear brown. You can make your own Sith robe for a costume party or Halloween from 3 yards of black fabric.

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Things you need

  • Butcher paper
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • 4 yards black fabric, 72 inches wide
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Black thread
  • Straight pins

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  1. 1

    Spread the paper out onto the floor. Lay onto the paper with arms outstretched. You may have to tape several pieces of paper together to get a rectangle as long and wide as your body and arms.

  2. 2

    Have someone trace your body outline onto the paper. Go back over the outline and shape the design into a tunic shape. Allow plenty of room at the sleeves and skirt of the tunic for an authentic look.

  3. 3

    Cut out the pattern. Cut a 3-yard length of fabric. Set the other yard aside. Fold the fabric in half widthways.

  4. 4

    Place the pattern over the fabric and cut around the pattern.

  5. 5

    Sew the two sides of the tunic together under the sleeves and along the sides. Cut a line down the vertical centre of the tunic from hem to neck.

  6. 6

    Put on the tunic. Have a helper fold up the tunic to shorten areas that are too long, such as the sleeves and hem. Remove the tunic.

  7. 7

    Sew a hem into the tunic along the pinned line. Repeat for each sleeve. Fold a ¼-inch hem in each front flap and sew in place.

  8. 8

    Cut a rectangle of fabric from the excess fabric that is 16 inches by 32 inches. Fold the rectangle in half to make a square shape. Sew one side of the hood closed with a ¼-inch seam allowance.

  9. 9

    Fold the opposite edge over ¼ inch and sew a ¼-inch hem. Pin the unsewn side to the neck of the tunic. Sew using a ¼-inch seam.

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