The Ladies’ Closet Opened

A small section of the items we can make for a discerning lady. As ever, there is a contact box below should something catch your eye.


From our corsietiere. Front lacing linen bodies boned with reed and hand finished. Prices start from £250 Bodies can also be made back lacing with a removable hardwood busk in front (engraved message available for a small extra charge). Bodies can be covered in other fabrics. Fully hand stitched version available, price on application


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Kerchief in fine linen with a handworked edge. Copy of example in Janet Arnold PoF 4










Linen tabbed waistcoat, handmade hooks and eyes with light boning at opening. 








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Embroidered coif in linen with silk thread decoration. Pattern from Janet Arnold, decoration from the Met Museum NY 







Lots of original images show common women wearing a coif with a definite point at the top. This is our version, simple and hand sewn in linen.





Neck band or kerchief, based on an example in the V&A. All hand sewn.










  Wool cartridge pleated petticoat. As shown in the photo with attached canvas upper bodies, cost is extra to basic petticoat


Wool waistcoat lined with linen and fastened with handmade brass hooks and eyes or wool buttons. 


Handmade ladies smock (or shift). Also available with a low neckline.









Complete Ladies court outfit for high status living history or banqueting. Ask for a quote.





















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