Sixteenth-century doublet and skirt, the doublet with embroidery, couched cord, and applied trim.
The sleeves are laced into the body of the doublet by means of eyelets in
the sleeves and a lacing strip sewn
into the doublet under the wings (see Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion page 107)
Cap with embroidered grapes, vines, and dragonflies, and appliqued leaves.
This little cap is correct in shape, and grapevines and dragonflies are indeed
represented in 16th century embroidery, but their
appearance on this type of cap and the shape and design of the motifs are both products of a modern rather than an
Elizabethan aesthetic. For more information on the starched ruff, click here.