Photo By Elin Evaldsdottra
1550s Yellow Doublet
The Doublet was a staple for both the common people and the higher classes during the 16th century, worn by both men and women.
Only the quality and amount of fabric and decoration differ between the rich and the poorer.
The bodice is lightly boned closes at the front. The shoulder rolls and the peplum accuentuate the longer shape of the torso.
Pattern: I draped my own, using “Elizabethan Doublet pattern” from “The Tudor Tailor” as a guide.
Fabric: 1, 4 m of yellow wool, 1,4 m of white cotton for lining, 1,4 of twill and 0,5 m of heavy linen for interlining.
Notions: Thread, 3 m of plastic whalebone, 13 pairs of hooks and eyes.
How historical accurate: Pretty good, the look and material are kind of okey. Cotton wasn’t used until later in history, but the wool are pretty accurate. The entire garment are hand sewn, but I’m not sure about the historic techniques so I just winged it.
Time: About 30 hours, its all hand stitched
Worn: September 2014 for photos.
1550s Yellow Doublet – Construction
1550s Yellow Doublet – Photoshoot