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Blackwork at Fashion Museum, Bath

Yesterday, Friday 27 July, I spent an extremely interesting afternoon at the Fashion Museum in Bath. Several weeks ago I emailed Elaine Uttley to book an appointment and Elaine kindly got two ladies bodices out and a gentleman’s shirt for me to look at. The aim of my visit was to look at blackwork and I must say I was enthralled by what I was shown. It is only when you get the magnifying glass out that you can see the detail of the extremely fine work. I am calling one bodice a Star bodice…

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Escarbuncle BW Pictures

Close-up of blackworked collar (cuffs are also blackworked on this garment).

Tudor color chart

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Needle, Threads, & Whims: New 16th Century Garb
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New 16th Century Garb

First, the polonaise is still coming along, I have gotten to the tedious slow part of sewing in the boning to the bodice and then I will finish the back with a couple bows, once that is completed I will post pictures. I took my time on the project and enjoyed it greatly I had no event in mind to wear it to so it has been my "go-to" project. I will most likely wear it to the Old Sacramento Easter Bonnet Promenade this upcoming April. Of course that means I need a truly fantastic hat to go…


Collection Highlights

A Lady, ca. 1565-1568 (Hans Eworth) (1520-1574) Tate Britain, London T03896

A Young Woman, ca. 1565 (Unknown Artist, listed as follower of Francesco Salviati) Christie's Fine Art Auction, Sale 5677, Lot 114, July 4, 2012

The Couture Courtesan: Late 16th-Early 17th Century Waistcoat

Late 16th-Early 17th Century Waistcoat

I FINALLY was able to get pictures of the whole outfit! I'll take detail shots of the garments themselves, but I'm stuck at the Atlanta airport and thought that now was as good a time as any to write this post. :) The waistcoat pattern is based on The Tudor Tailor, altered slightly to fit me better. It is made of white wool flannel from Renaissance Fabrics and lined with natural linen from Burnley and Trowbridge. It closes with brass hooks and eyes also from Burnley and Trowbridge. I also…

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elizabethan jacket; bath museum of fashion; late 16th cent.
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Elizabethan Jacket

Bath Museum of Fashion, late 16th century jacket (c) Fashion Museum, Bath & NE Somerset

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Elizabethan jacket

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Showing gusset over hip (c) Fashion Museum, Bath & NE Somerset

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