[HNW] Re: Forepart

Catherine Kinsey ckinsey at kumc.edu
Tue Apr 6 06:38:04 PDT 2004


Does anyone have any ideas on making a forepart that would go with this
dress?

http://costume.dm.net/gallery/images/orangegirl.jpg 

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Thanks ahead, Genie
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Based on some of the surviving examples shown here on Drea's website:
http://costume.dm.net/chemise.html,  I tend to believe this was all
one garment since the embroidery matches.  Wish we had a surviving
example of a chemise like this with the polychrome embroidery, we see it
on the coifs, caps and jackets that have survived.

Mary Denton:  always loved this portrait as an example of 16th c.
conspicuous consumption :).

Catherine



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