June 7, 2010

1650 pattern and foundation fabric

All I had to do to finish the pattern was put notches in.

Easy enough. The bodice foundation will be made of flesh tone coutil imported from England.

Such nice fabric. The exterior and the sleeves will be made of linen I have in the stash bins. I haven't decided whether I'll expose the front lacing on the final garment or not. Thoughts?


  1. Would the lacings have been exposed in 1650? Go with the original.

  2. lovely herringbone pattern on that fabric.
    This 17th century example looks really pretty with exposed lacing:

  3. Ooh, those pink stays are one of my favorites! I'd have to make a stomacher though, maybe I'll save the exposed front lacing for one of the later patterns.