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extant smock - honeycomb pleating - An extant fragment of a shirt from the find at the Alpirsbach Monastery dating from the 16th century documents the usage of a honeycomb-like stitch to control the pleating.

extant smock - honeycomb pleating - An extant fragment of a shirt from the find at the Alpirsbach Monastery dating from the 16th century documents the usage of a honeycomb-like stitch to control the pleating.

Trossfrau with underskirt in linen

Trossfrau with underskirt in linen

16th Century Shirt information and pattern--because we remember that the shirt is actually underwear!

16th Century Shirt information and pattern--because we remember that the shirt is actually underwear!

Mary of Hapsburg’s Hemd: Chemise Pleatwork and Pattern Darning Notes | | The German Renaissance of Genoveva

Mary of Hapsburg’s Hemd: Chemise Pleatwork and Pattern Darning Notes | | The German Renaissance of Genoveva

Man's shirt, linen with blue silk embroidery and bobbin lace. Knee-length, late 16th century. From The Textile Museum in Prato. shirtlate16thcprato2.jpg Photo by operafantomet | Photobucket

Man's shirt, linen with blue silk embroidery and bobbin lace. Knee-length, late 16th century. From The Textile Museum in Prato. shirtlate16thcprato2.jpg Photo by operafantomet | Photobucket

This is from an excellent blog and the photo shows smocking of a gore on a 12th century alb.

This is from an excellent blog and the photo shows smocking of a gore on a 12th century alb.

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