Black Linen Doublet and Red Trunkhose

I made this suit in June of 2008.  I wanted a sleeved doublet that was light weight enough to fence in and a new pair of red linen trunkhose to replace a much beloved pair that was on it’s last legs.  The suit is fully made of medium weight linen and while machine sewn only hand stitches are visible.  The trunkhose are cartridge pleated into the waist band as was done on the original 16th Century garment these are based on.  However, in retrospect I probably should have cut the waist of the double slightly differently to accommodate for this because the cartridge pleats always seem to make it sit funny.  Next time I will make that adjustment.

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