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Baroque smock and stays


  The silk smock is made according to the extant linen smock of Spanish or Portugal origin (ca 1690, Royal Collection, Winsdor). The original could belong to Catherine of Braganza or her ladies. The pattern is published by J. Arnold in Patterns of Fashion 4.
The stays are based on extant piece from Victoria and Albert Museum (1660-80). The pattern and the detail construction are described in Seventeenth-century Woman’s Dress Patterns, S. North and J. Tiramani.

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