Extant Italian Shifts (Camicie)

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

c1575 - 1600

"Woman's linen smock with full sleeves, embroidered in pink silk."

"The W.S* of the neck edge showing the gathers bound into a straight strip of linen. The lace is sewn to the folded edge of the neck binding with pink silk thread."


*W.S: wrong side

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For more information, more detail shots, and a pattern for this shirt, see:
Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 4. Macmillan, London, 2008.
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