Beaded Brocade jacket                                  page  1   2   3
 The "Rainbow" portrait of Elizabeth I has her wearing what appears to be an embroidered jacket.  

I lined my jacket with black linen. It hooks up the front with tiny black button that go into loops. I used a black lace that reminded me of bobbin lace that might have been used.

Elizabeth I  "Rainbow Portrait" circa 1600 by Isaac Oliver
Left- my jacket open.

Detail of sleeve

Detail of button and loops
Right- Side view