Late Elizabethan dress pt.2

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In the original pattern the bodice opening is at the front, but to more easily accommodate the variety of people who are likely to try on the dress the opening has been changed to the back. This means that the pale green stomacher is sewn in behind the white revers and red bodice. A little bit of white and silver braid was added for decoration, trying not to be too gaudy.

The next step is to fit the pale green sleeves, along with the hanging sleeves, which are cartridge pleated to fit the armhole.

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Here the sleeves have been pinned on to see what it will look like.

After that, it’s been decided to add a placket in the back as well, and then for the lacing eyelets.

There’s now 2 child size cloaks underway, and more in the pipeline including an adult’s academic-style gown, a Breugel-style girl’s dress from The Tudor Child and something similar to the Mary Feilding dress.