[HNW] Re: Forepart

Lisa Sinervo Lisa-list at thrednedlestrete.com
Tue Apr 6 07:16:27 PDT 2004

The square necked smock in the link below is open in the back.  What do you
think the fastening method was?  A hook an eye?  Laces now missing?  No

Lisa Sinervo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Catherine Kinsey" <ckinsey at kumc.edu>
To: <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 6:38 AM
Subject: [HNW] Re: Forepart

> Does anyone have any ideas on making a forepart that would go with this
> dress?
> http://costume.dm.net/gallery/images/orangegirl.jpg
> <snip>
> Thanks ahead, Genie
> ------------------------------
> 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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