Extremely nice doublet, unknown provenance but must be rather early 17th century. Notice the waist and the long row of holes for tying the breeches with points and laces.
Waistcoat | Unknown | V&A Explore The Collections
A woman's linen waistcoat, English, 1630-1639; linen with drawn-thread-and-pulled-fabric work, embroidered with silver spangles, edged with bobbin lace.
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A simple shift for Ninon - The Dreamstress
In order to give myself a break from the endless eyelets, I whipped up a shift to go under Ninon’s dress. Unlike the rest of the dress, I can’t claim historical accuracy with the shift. I couldn’t find enough resources on 17th century undergarments to feel that I could draft a pattern and construct a shift that would be accurate so I figured why bother with all the handsewing and expensive linen and other nitpicky details that go with accuracy? So my shift is cotton. (*gasp*) And almost…
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