The Lady Adventurer

Costuming shenanigans

Partlets

A partlet is sort of a sleeveless shrug.  I use the word for two similar garments.  The first is as an item of outerwear, like my black partlet here:

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This partlet is made of a quite heavy coatweight wool, lined in oatmeal linen.  It’s one of my favorite pieces, because it really helps pull an outfit together, and it is super warm at a cold faire.

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Historically, this was a garment worn in the earlier part of the period (more Mary than Elizabeth, especially in black)

A portrait of Mary as queen. Notice the black partlet.

Another portrait, featuring Mary in a (much fancier) partlet.

Another portrait, featuring Mary in a (much fancier) partlet.

The pattern I used is from the Tudor Tailor, and is massively easy to put together. This one ties under the arms with black bias tape, and closes down the front with hooks and eyes.

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