A fetching garment popular at the end of the 16th century and in the first decades of the 17th. Simple models as well as lavishly embroidered ones well worn, depending on the status of the wearer.
This particular jacket is made in a lovely fabric immitating the popular embroidery of the era. It was sold to me as a linen/cotton mix, but the fire test is inconclusive, so it might have some man made percentage too.
Whereas not completly 100% historically accurate, the fabric is light, breathes well and the pattern reflects the embroidery styles very well.
Lined with red linen, and decorated with silver metallic lace and braid.
Closes with 5 sets of velvet ribbon - if more space is needed, can be tied over a matching stomacher, please choose whether you would like the option!
back width at shoulder blades : 13.5"
sleeve length 24"
sleeve width at the biceps 14"
Here shown on a size 12 - a bit too big!
The jacket needs to be worn on stays - not included, though these can be bought separately. Bum rolls are also available and can be used with the jacket as well.