December 2017 - April 2018

Italian Partlet

An Italian peasant's partlet, after Campi's The Fruit Seller. In 3.5oz linen, it's a modified version of my Flemish partlet pattern. A wide ruffle cut from the linen's selvage is stroke gathered to the neckband. And the neckband is handsewn to the partlet. A running stitch finishes all the edges. Narrow darts are shown in Patterns of Fashion 4 on a variety of linen garments. So as an experiment, I added two 1/8" neck darts, one on either side of center back.

Vicenzo Campi, 1580: detail from The Fruit Seller.

Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Vicenzo Campi, 1579: detail from The Fishmongers.

La Roche-sur-Yon museum, France