5 Day Course – 20th -24th September
Towards the end of the sixteenth century, the fashionable peascod- fronted doublet was worn across Europe. The extreme shape was achieved in the cut, and by adding layers of bombast, or quilting, a technique which persisted in the flat-fronted doublets at the turn of the seventeenth century. Extensive research has been carried out on extant garments of this type, and tutor Claire Thornton published a pattern of a quilted doublet in the V&A book ‘17th Century Men’s Dress Patterns’. Students will learn how to cut the doublet using the art of geometry, and make a half-scale version in order to learn the varied construction and decorative techniques.
TUTOR – Claire Thornton
£490 / £ 325 concessions – 8 places