1615s Gentleman's costume

This costume was created for our dance studio in 2011. 



The white linen shirt has gussets beneath armholes. The collar and cuffs are gathered with tiny pleats and embroidered with blackwork and narrow laces. When I sewed it I used a cut from Pattern of Fashion by Janet Arnold (shirt from Museum of London, c.1580 - 1600).

 

The doublet is made of synthetic brocade and sewn in a combination of hand and machine sewing.  The interior of body is lined in 100 % black linen and sleeves are lined in black rayon. Trim of this doublet is made of black lace. Buttons are figured metal. All eyelet holes at this doublet are 100% hand-stitched. Eyelet holes are worked in the tabs forming the skirts of the doublet. You can use these points for supporting your breeches or for decorative points. When I sewed it I used a cut from Pattern of Fashion by Janet Arnold (doublet from Museo Parmigiano, Reggio Emilia, 1615-20), but I made it with detachable sleeves. The doublet is very narrow on the back due to the historical cut.

 

The full gathered breeches are made of synthetic black taffeta and sewn in a combination of hand and machine sewing. The interior is lined in wheat cotton. The waist is gathered into cartridge pleats and stitched to the waistband. The ends of the breeches are gathered into cartridge pleats and stitched to the leg band. It is an one pocket on the left side. Buttons are figured metal.
When I sewed these breeches I used a cut from Pattern of Fashion by Janet Arnold (trunk hose worn by Sir Richard Cotton, 1618), but I made a leg band narrower.

 

 

 Creator - Natalya Skornyakova.

Photographer - Olga Tarnavska.