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I've been crafting as far back as my memory stretches. I love collecting new skills and I enjoy passing them on to others with enthusiasm!

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Mord'Sith Style Armor

from Night Lily Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Mord'Sith Style Armor
Mord'Sith Style Armor
Mord'Sith Style Armor

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew with leather
  • work without instructions

Pattern Description:

I have a tendency to obsess over characters and costumes. I was introduced to the Mord'Sith of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books in high school and later the television series they inspired called Legend of the Seeker. It took me probably 15 years to get around to making this costume.

I share the details of my construction efforts on my blog and because of that I have folks hunting me down to get a hold of the pattern for their own use. I'm happy to share! The caveat is that the pattern comes with NO ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS (at least for the moment). All leather strapping has to be cut to your measurements so only slots and rivet placement is indicated. There are no patterns for straps.

The pattern is drafted without seam allowance for the most part so that it can be used with leather but the photos of my armor are showing faux leather over super heavy non-woven interfacing. I cut the interfacing to pattern size, glued it to the faux leather and then wraped the leather around the edges and top stitched with an embroidery stitch to simulate tooling.

Following this link will take you to all related posts on my blog with photographs, a video for the hair style and discussion of materials used and substitutions. Please feel free to contact me with questions about sources and construction!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Medium 10/12


  • 16 sheets of 8.5x11 paper
  • waxed 'cat gut' string
  • Faux leather and heavy non-woven interfacing
  • or real leather
  • rivets and rivet setter
  • 6 x 1" buckles
  • 3x fancy D buckles of 1-2" plus strap keepers and belt tips to match
  • 1x 3" fancy D buckle plus strap keeper and belt tip to match
  • Al Stohlman brand center plate
  • boot laces (I had 2 leather strips set with some at a leather store- Don't have boot lace setter
  • leather punch

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