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
- 4 yards black fabric, 72 inches wide
- Sewing machine
- Black thread
- Straight pins
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.
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.
Cut out the pattern. Cut a 3-yard length of fabric. Set the other yard aside. Fold the fabric in half widthways.
Place the pattern over the fabric and cut around the pattern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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