I admit to being a grumpy seamstress who is frustrated by my Kingdom's lack of diverse symbols. Our arms have gryphons and that's the entirety of the symbols. We don't have an official motto or a secondary badge. We use gryphons and black and gold. So I threw the A in just to have an extra symbol to use.
This was sort of a field/camp garb set, so while I did flat fell all the seams and it is sewn by hand, I felt okay about using my embroidery machine to do the populace badge and A's. They are sewn onto black wool felt and then appliqued into place with a blanket stitch done by hand. The appliqued collars and bands are also finished with a blanket stitch.
I didn't have a lot of time for any of the clothes I did for Ronan and Clare's reign, having really short notice and I was not near them as we live 5+ hours apart. For that reason, I didn't do complicated shapes or fitting, this is the easiest tunic shape ever. I saved all the bells and whistles for embellishments.