I am officially done. I knocked out the hat in the afternoon and Reko came over after dinner as previously planned. Everything fit perfectly, no alterations required. The only adjustment was to make a pleat at the bottom of each doublet sleeve and add a button on top of the pleat, so the hem area would fit his wrists tighter and keep the shirt sleeve lace peeking out. That was not the most elegant fix, but it worked and looks OK, and there was really no way to take in the wrist without taking apart the whole sleeve.
Yes, this is his actual facial hair. Don't you just love that curly mustache?
The hat was super-fast to cut and sew. Now that I see it with the rest of the costume, I'm OK with using the brocade for it. I also like the black lining showing. It balances the black in the slops (breeches). Reko is wearing my collar pin. It's got black and red stones and coordinates perfectly. He also has a big gold cross he'll be wearing, plus a leather belt to hold his flask and sword. The only thing still MIA is a feather for his hat. Reko will shop for that himself.
Reko got a big laugh out of the codpiece and has now tasked himself with coming up with witty replies for the comments he's sure to hear. The little eyelets were not working as anchor tie-ons, so I went for the big guns and used some grommets I had on hand for the bottom. The bottom of the codpiece hides them. For the top anchors, I sewed two more buttons onto the waistband on either side of the fly and fashioned "buttonholes" out of the leather ties with creative knots. I've now lost count of how many buttons I've sewed on for this costume. I think I'm close to or over 30.
Reko bought the perfect shoes from Etsy. They're hard to see here, but they are handmade black pleather pull-on booties and have a definite Olde World vibe.
He's wearing black tights. I had to give him a quick "How to Put On Pantyhose" lesson, which was hilarious.
I will take outside pics whenever we get to the actual Ren Faire. I'm looking forward to seeing him in character. BTW, his character is named Don Sancho Christo Perico De La Vincente De 5th, and he will speak with a Spanish accent. I can't wait!