Men's (and boy's)  red and gold brocade outfit           page 1   2

     I base all the doublets I make  from a doublet pattern found in "Patterns of Fashion" Brad prefers a more relaxed collar. I got the basic idea for the doublet and then made some modifications to make it easier.

     I make the pants or "slops" from my own pattern based off of the period examples. Individual strips of fabric are cut into rectangles the length of the waist to above the knee. The strips are lined. Then I stitch the strips onto the waist and leg bands. The lining is then added on the next layer. 

     I have placed a detailed pattern and instructions on how to make basic trunk hosen in the "Tudor Techniques" section. 


(left) Arnold, Patterns of Fashion. pg. 21. fig. 125

Arnold, Patterns of Fashion pg. 73
I used the basic pattern for the doublets. The only alteration I made was to do the collar differently. I used a usual neck curve then stitched a single piece that server as the collar

(left) Arnold, Patterns of Fashion. pg. 21. fig. 126
(center) Front view of doublet

The doublet has velvet on the top and brocade on the bottom. Instead of lacing, the doublet buttons up the front.  I stitched ribbon on the seam and on the edges of the tabs and strips on the trunk hosen

(above) Sleeve pattern
Arnold, Patterns of Fashion. pg. 61

Sleeve attached onto doublet with hook and eyes