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Renaissance Doublet Gallery
We will be adding more photographs of differnet syle doublets as we have time.
Renaissance Doublet Gallery Information
Next the silk was sewn to the black canvas lining that is boned in several places. The lower portion of the doublet has corded piping.
The epaulets and doublet skirt were made with folded strips of bias and a design was also punched into the fabric and then trimmed with more gimp.
The buttons are made from cord and the doublet closes using loops. Seven yards of black silk were used to make the doublet.
This type of doublet is a classic court doublet styled after many portraits during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It is appropriate for Noble Court attire. There are many examples of this style that you can see on Sir Walter Raleigh, Christopher Hatton, and Robert Dudley.
Orange Doublet Suit Of Pearls
This suit of pearls consists of a sleeved doublet, panned slops, and a matching sword cloak. The suit is adopted from Sir Walter Raleigh's clothing and a variety of other period inspirations, including portraits and notably Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion". The suit was made over a period of about a month of full time work. There was over fifty yards of trim used, and approximately 16- 20 yards of silk, with another 4 yards of linen for the lining. I've lost count of the fresh water pearls. Making the doublet and the rest of the suit was sort of like cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It's a labour of love, but takes more effort than one remembers, so that by the next year, one has forgotten how much work they have put in, but one does it again with glee.
The front closure of the doublet is done with hook and eyes, and the sleeves lace on. The slops or pumpkin pants, are stuffed with netting and have a working codpiece that is also used as a purse. The doublet and slops are not laced or tied together at the waist as usual for the period as this suit was made for a female, and as such, privy access would be most complicated. The sword cloak is made from layers of silk with a similar treatment as the suit, however the interior of the cloak is couched in gold bird motifs along the opening edges, and is also pinked about the lower edges.