17th Century Clothing
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This plain dress lady wears a bodice and skirt combination as an alternative to a gown. This back view allows us to effectively see the construction of her sleeves--softly pleated into the armscye--and her coif. Her peplum is created with pecadils. Her skirt is gathered or pleated into a waistband.
Informal jackets and waistcoats of the early 17th century
British 1610-1620. Linen jacket, probably restyled contemporarily for a younger wearer, with turn-down collar and cuffs in bright pink silk faille, edged with narrow van-dyked metallic bobbin lace. All-over design in coloured silks showing a scrolling fruiting vine with spikey leaves and bunches of multi-coloured grapes. The ground is sewn with scattered sequins, mostly still extant. Probably professionally embroidered; to be worn domestically to entertain.