March - May 2005

Italian Partlet

For the partlet, I used Hunnisett's pattern in Period Costume for Stage & Screen as a starting point. It's 3.5oz linen, with a 2" box pleat, and a wider collar. It's modeled after Vicenzo Campi: The Fruit Seller, 1580. I altered it in 2009 and decided to let the ruffle lie flat, rather than stand (as worn with the peasant costume). Theoretically it could be starched.