learned from the Phantom Menace that Jedi garb can be quite varied
in color, material and style. For now I am going to focus on
the style worn by Master Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and his padawan Obi-Wan
Kenobi. From what I have learned so far, the Jedi outfits seem
to consist of 6 basic parts. The inner tunic (layer 1), the tunic
(layer 2), the tabard or vest (layer 3), the pants, the obi or
sash, and the outer robe or cloak. Other misc. items include
the belt with pouches and various equipment (which I will post
in the replica section as items are completed), boots and of
course a lightsaber (see lightsaber section).
Qui-Gon's Tunic, Inner Tunic, Tabard and
Obi/Sash appears to have been made out of Raw Silk also called
Silk Noil. Leiasky pointed out that Obiwan's Tunic, Inner Tunic,
Stole/Tabard, Obi/Sash looks as though it was made from wool
gauze although a medium weight, ivory Linen (lightweight for
the inner tunic) would make a good subtitute.
Both Qui-Gon's and Obi-wan's pants appear
to have been made using a medium to heavy weight Habotai or Silk
Broadcloth (at least 16mm).
The Cloaks were made of Wool.
Since Linen and Silk and Wool are not within
everyone's budget, consider using a medium weight cotton or natural
unbleached muslin. Try to avoid synthetic fabrics. They are much
hotter and do not allow much air to circulate. With three layers
and a Cloak using natural fibers will make a huge difference
in how comfortable you are.
Tip from Anna - http://www.lrp-index.org.uk
: Where you have suggested linen, calico makes a very cheap alternative
(costs less than UKP1.50 a metre over here), just wash it before
cutting out the pattern, as it shrinks the first time it's washed.