In addition to information on surviving doublets and general information on male waistcoats and petticoats this volume provides the best guess, based on the data in the series, on how to reproduce doublets and waistcoats. It was decided that there is insufficient information to enable a meaningful reconstruction to be made of a male petticoat.
In this series of books reconstructions are made for a range of styles of each garment. The fabrics and materials closest to the originals still available have been used and all dyeing is with period dyestuffs using period methods, mostly at the reconstructed period dyehouse in the Green Valley.
For each reconstruction patterns are provided. A description of the fabrics used and photographs of the completed reconstructions are also included.
|1. Surviving Doublets|
|2. Reproducing Doublets||9|
|Doublet Tab Construction||10|
|Reigate 4 tab 1600–1625||15|
|Mini square tab 1605–1626 and 1650's||20|
|6-8 square tab 1610–1660||25|
|8 tab pointed [broad] 1630–1650||31|
|3. Male Petticoats||35|
|4. Male Waistcoats||39|
|5. Reproducing Male Waistcoats||45|
|Red Long Sleeved 1600–1660?||46|
|Massachusetts Green 1629||50|
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