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Elizabethan Foresleeves, Smock and Coif.

Added Sep 23, 2012

by lugreen

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The Elizabethan project is progressing, the foresleeves, smock and coif are now done, and only the gown and a hood to go.

The smock is a mid-calf length under-dress of white cotton lawn with extra long, billowing sleeves and a ribbon tie at the cuff.

The foresleeves are made of the same orange damask as the kirtle forepart, with three slits along the seam, decorated with beads. They have hook and eye closures at the wrist and are laced through eyelets to the kirtle via a pair of plain black cotton top sleeves.

The coif is a cap to be worn under the hood. It is made of the same cotton lawn as the smock and fastened with ribbon ties.

The whole project can be seen at http://makesmemine.blogspot.co.uk/p/elizabethan-costume.html.

Material Notes

Cotton lawn, cotton, damask, ribbon, beads, eyelets and hook and eyes.




Garment Type
Cotton, Eyelet, Polyester

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    Sep 24, 2012, 11.55 AMby SENEBO

    looking good, have you hand sewn your costume? your coif has come out well it took me 6 go’s before i got my daughter right as i had to make the pattern by looking at pictures on the net.Did you self draft your pattern

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      Oct 15, 2012, 01.00 PMby lugreen

      Hi, thank you and some! The seams are generally machine sewn on the large pieces but all hems and turnings are handsewn. The smaller pieces are more handsewn. I’ve been using the Margo Anderson pattern so had a basis to start with but did have to redraft it a couple of times, first attempt I looked like a Smurf! If you’ve not see it before, elizabethancostume.net is a good resource.

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