So here's the final result of my collaboration with Lew Rubens. A 3-part set with hood, armbinder and posture collar.
I started by making a wrap of my models hands together with openings for the thumb and fingers. I wanted to keep a bit of the hand pocket between the thumb and fingers so the armbinder wouldn't ride up. This feature really makes this armbinder unique, and the idea came from Lew. I don't think I've ever seen one like this before.The line across the wrap indicates the wrist.
The duct-tape wrap is cut apart, and used to mark the edits to my master pattern. A few parts get cut away.
The end result: open-fingered armbinder nirvana.The collar was based on my standard tall posture collar with a rolled edge and locking hasp (staple-plate) closure.
But in order to make the straps removable, I riveted heavy rectangular loops to the lower edge. I tried to make these as sleek and low-profile as possible.
It does make it so the collar could be used with or without the straps.
And finally a beautiful nose-only hood in soft Italian lamb leather.
This thing should fit like a glove...
Lew, I can't wait to see what you do with it! It's been a pleasure.Click to visit Lew's felife, homepage or storefront.