As you might be able to see if you squint, there is no apparent twisting in this (I think due to that I twisted the tablets every 5th turn of so to create a pattern), the structures is due to the missing warp-threads.
A bit more of the structure visible here. It might work better on a slightly broader band, I think. Also, removing a couple of warp threads (of course!) makes the finished band narrower. Should have compensated by adding an extra pair of tablets to make the width fit the buckles, since I should have seen that coming!
What I learned:
1. I need to learn how to avoid the twist-effect.
2. If you remove warp threads to create a pattern, add tablets to compensate (I guess if I remove in total eight threads for pattern from existing tablets, I ought to have added an extra pair of tablets à 4 threads each to end up with the same amount of warp threads as before).
3. Need to get some kind of shuttle. Now I more or less weave with my fingers and I don't think that makes the weave dense enough; true for both belt and garters.
4. Garters with buckles aren't really for me. I tend to cross my legs when I sit, old habits die hard and all that, and the buckles then wreak havoc on my poor stockings when I don't remember to be careful when I rise.
What the item is: Garters and a belt
The Challenge: Accessorise
Fabric: Wool/alpaca yarn
Year: 1400-early 1500's is my best reference, but I'm not being very exact here...
Notions: Buckles from Lorifactor
How historically accurate is it? Can't really say, I've been bad and didn't do proper research, but there are a lot of woven belts around in paintings and garters are needed, buckled or not, so... 70%?
Hours to complete: Perhaps ten in total with warping and all.
First worn: 22-25 of July
Total cost: Yarn was about 8 euros in total for both projects, I think. Buckles for all of it; another 15 euros or so. Luckily, I can remove them and use them again if I want to redo this properly!