January - September 2014
1650s-60s Dutch Ensemble
The waistcoat was made from exactly 1.33 yards of 60" silk-wool blend, originally purchased for a vest. After cutting the pattern, there were only tiny scraps left. And nothing had to be placed off-grain or pieced. It's a shortened version of my 1650s peasant jacket, with Jean Hunnisett's 1645-55 sleeves (p. 117). An additional gore was added to the side seams to give the skirting extra flare. The jacket is lined in cotton batiste.