[HNW] Re: Forepart

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Tue Apr 6 08:02:04 PDT 2004


I think it would depend on how far down the opening went--if just a 
couple of inches, say, it probably wouldn't need a fastener.  Perhaps 
you could use a straight pin or something?
--sue, puzzling over why a square-necked smock would need an additional 
opening in the first place....

Lisa Sinervo wrote:

> 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
> closure?
> 
> 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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