I decided to work out all 3 patterns for the 1660's dress and make muslins for all. It was a lot of work but very interesting to see the differences between the patterns. The patterns are all enlarged to 100% and then only the width is adjusted to my size. Here's the result: 1. Dress 1660's - The cut of women's clothes 1600-1930 by Norah Waugh. The body fits very well especially the length. I don't like the point. The sleeves are strange very puffy on the back. 2. Bodice 1660-1665 - Patterns...
1695-1700 Valdemar Slot Gown - The dress probably belonged to Christine Elizabeth Juel. She was married at Valdemar Castle in 1695, and this gown is said to be her wedding dress. At Valdemar Castle they lived a French inspired court life, and the dress is fashionable continental in style. She was widowed in 1709.
A woman’s fine linen smock of the early 17th century is trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other. Clearly there was not enough of the fine lace to complete the garment, so the coarser variety was used in alternate rows. This may have resulted as a miscalculation of how much lace to buy or because the cost of the finer, more expensive lace was too great. A gar
1600 - 1625, coif. Like a man's nightcap, a woman's coif was informal headwear; worn indoors, or with a hat on top in public. Ownership & Use In Western Europe it was customary for both men and women to cover their heads in public up until the 1960s. A hat was an essential part of respectable dress. Head coverings were considered necessary to protect against chills and disease. In literature and paintings, to be bareheaded often signified emotional distress or even insanity.