1600-20 womens costume

circa. 1600-20 Womenswear 

Blackwork embroidery

For Hannah’s final year at university she researched, designed and created this made to measure 1600-20 ensemble consisting of 8 components including all period correct underpinnings. The linen collar was hand sewn and is supported with a wire handmade supportasse. The silk bodice is hand embroidered with black silk threads and the matching skirt can be worn open or closed with thread covered silk buttons. The bodies are bound with kid leather. The garments were machine constructed and hand finished, except for the standing collar. Hannah was awarded a First Class Degree in Costume with Textiles from the University of Huddersfield.