Silver doublet and red trunkhose
The clothing was
inspired by the Venetian fashions in 1570-1580. We used sewing
techniques and patterns of similar existing garments, such as
the garments fully described in Janet Arnold, Patterns of
The doublet is made from a 50% silk brocade and lined with a red linen.
It fastens up the front with small pewter buttons. The trunkhose
consist of an under layer of silk dupion which forms close
fitting hose, on this is sewn the upper layer of black silk
dupion and red dupion strips. Everything is mounted onto a
narrow waistband which has small holes to fasten to the doublet
with hand made laces. The front of the hose is covered by a
shows the detail of fastening the trunkhose to doublet.