Andy’s Teal Linen Doublet/Historical Sew Fortnightly 2016 Challenge #1

The Challenge: Procrastination
Material: Lining and outer fabric – teal linen; interlining – duck cloth; metal buttons; Gutterman all-purpose thread
Pattern: Pattern drafted by me and based on mid-1500s men’s doublets
Year: 16th century England
Notions: Black Sharpie, sewing needle, see-thru ruler
How historically accurate is it?: The fit could be snugger, but is patterned based on the wearer’s personal preference. All of the body construction and buttonholes was completed using a sewing machine, but the skirting and buttons were handsewn
Hours to complete: 30
First worn: Barony of Gryphon’s Lair 12th Night (January 9, 2016)
Total cost: Linen $50, duckcloth $15, thread $6, buttons $20. Luckily I was able to source all of these items from my stash

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