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Toddler doublet and hose, one year later

The doublet and hose did still fit, as my son is a slim little fellow.

Basically the doublet overlaps the breeches less, but it's still a good look.

I had also made a linen shirt with grown on collar, and threw some machine blackwork on it. The sleeves are the main item that no longer fitted but could still be tossed on as a tied accessory.

He is much more curious about how the outfit works now!

However, he's not keen on being part of a portrait gallery!


Oh, adorable! I love this look, it's so very nicely done. How long do you think it took you to do?
Well, it was mat leave time, for what that's worth. (Excellent while baby sleeping, useless the rest of the time- unless you have a sitter!)

Shirt- 4 hours ( hour hour patterning, 1 hour machine embroidery, 2 hours construction and finishing
Doublet- 8 hours ( 1 patterning, 4 hours construction, 2 hours tabs, 1 hour hand sewing on buttons and large snaps, and rings to lace in the sleeves)
Sleeves- 2 hours ( 1 hr patterning, 1 hour bag-out construction including machine sewing the piping and sleeve head ribbons)
Breeches- 4 hours

I did a hat too, which only took about 2 hours. I deliberately didn't line in though, and then recut the interior snips before each wearing- baby heads grow constantly!

I also did a pair of bibs out of a black hand towel and a stiff plastic bag and some velcro- he was teething in a really drooly fashion and I thought the modern bibs would look far too out of place.

Add shopping for tudor looking shoes in vintage/thrift stores and babylegs, and you are up to about 20 hours. Lookign at the old pictures I began it when my baby was about 8 months old, he wore it when 10 months old up until he was 2 and a quarter.

A good time investment I thought. I Had a moses basket for him, which I padded with a sheepskin and packed only wooden teething toys to complete the effect.