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Elizabethan period costume -  corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.

Elizabethan period costume - corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.

Shirt, England, 1540-1549 (Victoria and Albert Museum). Splendid blackwork on the collar and cuffs.

Shirt

Shirt, England, 1540-1549 (Victoria and Albert Museum). Splendid blackwork on the collar and cuffs.

Detail of the reconstruction of a 1620s doublet Ninya Mikhaila made for Perth (Scotland) Museum. The ribbon, braid and buttons were all copied exactly and made by Gina Barrett.

Detail of the reconstruction of a 1620s doublet Ninya Mikhaila made for Perth (Scotland) Museum. The ribbon, braid and buttons were all copied exactly and made by Gina Barrett.

French farthingale of Irish linen with grosgrain ribbon by Danielle Jordan - Costume Technologist | DRAPING  STITCHING

French farthingale of Irish linen with grosgrain ribbon by Danielle Jordan - Costume Technologist | DRAPING STITCHING

Smock; English, 1575-1585. In Queen Elizabeth I's New Year's Gifts of 1588-9, this entry is listed: 'one smock of fyne Holland cloth, fair wrought with black silk'. The embroidery on this pictured smock (V&A Museum) includes an eglantine rose and a Tudor rose; the Queen was given many similar blackwork garments.

Smock

Smock; English, 1575-1585. In Queen Elizabeth I's New Year's Gifts of 1588-9, this entry is listed: 'one smock of fyne Holland cloth, fair wrought with black silk'. The embroidery on this pictured smock (V&A Museum) includes an eglantine rose and a Tudor rose; the Queen was given many similar blackwork garments.

Mittens, 1600. Crimson velvet and white satin, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt thread, coloured silks, beads and spangles (sequins)

Pair of mittens

Mittens, 1600. Crimson velvet and white satin, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt thread, coloured silks, beads and spangles (sequins)

I believe this must either be what is worn in the portrait behind or a replica.

I believe this must either be what is worn in the portrait behind or a replica.

1580-1600 French silk cloak at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - I am fascinated with the wide band of embroidery here, as well as the colour. It all looks very rich, even if the red has faded a bit to pink over the years.

Cloak

1580-1600 French silk cloak at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - I am fascinated with the wide band of embroidery here, as well as the colour. It all looks very rich, even if the red has faded a bit to pink over the years.

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