|Sketching out some ideas|
|A more pinned-down idea|
|Janet Arnold doublet bodice, from "Patterns of Fashion"|
|Doublet bodice from "The Tudor Tailor," which fit my measurements with just a small reduction in the bust|
The sleeves will be black velveteen, just plain shaped sleeves, though I'm temped to do some slashing or...something. The hanging sleeves, if I make it that far, will be lined in pinked taffeta, cannibalized from a soon-to-be-replaced ivory 18th century petticoat.
|Hanging sleeves - these are late, 1610-20, but I love the style, and the pinked silk peeking out from inside. I tend to go for late styles anyway, and I'm not bothered by it, when half the Faire is wearing 18th century.|
|Getting there - I have a blue kirtle and this yellow skirt to wear with it, though I would much prefer a black silk skirt at some point.|