Extant Italian Men's/Boy's Shirts (Camicie)



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Museo del Tessuto, Prato

c1560 - 1580

Boy's "white linen shirt" with "low neckband, embroidered with flowers in crimson silk and silver-gilt thread".



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"Detail of W.S* of neck edge. The linen neck binding is not embroidered on this side. The bottom row of gathering stitches used to pull in the fullness of the shirt is visible below the binding. The bobbin lace is sewn to the top edge of the binding with white linen thread and has alternate motifs of white linen and crimson silk."

(* W.S - wrong side)

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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