Doublet Gown in red silk page 1   2

Arnold, Patterns of Fashion. Page 106 

 Detail of doublet style bodice.

 I used the pattern on the left as a basis of the doublet. It is held together with hook and eye tape with period style buttons over. I lined the bodice with basic cotton broadcloth. I decides not to use any  additional boning because it is worn over a corset. 

Detail view of buttons

Arnold, Patterns of Fashion.Page 23 figure 148 
I was fortunate that a friend made me some wonderful period buttons. They were made with embroidery floss wrapper around a clear pony bead. I used them on the bodice and over sleeves.

detail view of cartridge pleating