Today I worked on the lower half of Old Gabe. He's wearing a blanket capote, loosely modeled after one we picked up at a Mountain Man Rendezvous last year at the Woolaroc Museum. I ask Judy to come down and model it for me so I could actually see how it fit. Photos are nice but an actual item and model can really make things a lot easy. I hope to have the ends of the blanket strap hang loosely down from the piece but that's a hurdle I haven't solved yet.
Hope you like him so far.