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Welcome to Kat's Purple Files/ Florence Files---Linen Sottana

We have proof of Princess Lines Seams now! Boccacio’s Decameron, 1430-1440 Notice the seam line on the side goes up to the back of the shoulderblade and the back of arm seam runs from shoulderblade centre down the back of the arm to the elbow.

Early Italian quilted underbodice called a farsettino; using hemp rope to stiffen a "corset" doesn't show bends.

Tunics To Houppelandes - Resources of the Guild of Tailors, Haberdashers and Mercers of Lochac

16th c Spanish travelling cloak --authentic reproduction of a travelling cloak pattern in a facsimile reprint edition of Juan de Alcega's tailor's pattern book from 1589.

Linen smock with silk and metal thread embroidery. Italian, late 16th century. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #embroidery, #smock, #renaissance.

Signet Ring with Scissors Symbolic of a Tailor c. 1475-1525, German - Victoria Albert Museum Collection

Textile Date: ca. 1500 Culture: Italian Medium: Wool, silk Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/4 x 3 1/8in. (15.9 x 7.9cm)

Girdle with silver-gilt mounts with Basse taille enamel, mounted on fabric. Ca, 1400 Italian. Sadly, no detail about how the girdle fabric was constructed - the chevrons down the sides look like tablet weaving? At the Met Museum. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.963