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|The collar embroidery|
|Seam - left side|
|the whole shirt|
|sleeve and cuff embroidery|
So as promised: From Gunhild.
The shirt pattern is similar to the pattern of the shirt worn by Nils Sture (1567, Upsala Cathedral). The details of the pattern are taken from Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 4 and adapted to my husband’s size.
I have made some changes:
The neckband is not that high as in the original. I have adapted it to the collar height of the doublets the shirt will be worn with.
Collar and wristbands are decorated with blackwork embroidery as it can be seen on many paintings of the time.
The neck and sleeve ruffles are shorter. The neck ruffle is 2,80 m long and the sleeve ruffles are 2,10 m each.
The edges of every part are hemmed with a hem stitch, and the parts are sewn together with an open insertion made of buttonhole stitches.
Linen fabric. The fabric taken for the ruffles is much finer, so that it can be laid in small pleats to make the ruffle look very full but at the same time achieve nice pleats.
The collar and wristbands are interlined with a fine white cotton fabric to give them a better stand.
For the seams, I have taken a linen yarn. The blackwork embroidery is made with a cotton yarn (MEZ), which I happened to have at home when I started the embroidery.