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jacket gussets?

Okay so I'm looking at pics and repros and patterns for my Elizabethan jacket and I'm confused about something...

The little gussets in the bottom, do they end at the waist, just below the waist, where?

Help me LJ Oracle you are my only hope!

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koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: October 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC) (link)
I think mine ended just below the waist. To get them in the right spot, all I did was cut slits in my muslin until it fit smoothly, then fit the gussets to fit the slits.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 18th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC) (link)
That sounds like an excelent plan - thanks! *gives you a lolipop*
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: October 18th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Mmm, thank you!

Glad it helped :)
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: October 18th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
The ones I looked at at the Museum of London certainly appeared to start at the waist - that includes the one in Hunnisett - but as we were't allowed to try them on - shame - it wasn't possible to be absolutely certain. Maybe an inch or so below? Look at a pic of the Elizabeth Leyton portrait and see if you can see the tips above the skirt waist?

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O11095/jacket/
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 20th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I'm finding it very difficult to tell in portraits and extant garments. I think I'm seeing both...
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: October 18th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Mine are at the waist.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 20th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC) (link)
thanks!
trystbat From: trystbat Date: October 18th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC) (link)
Mine started a little below the waist. Think of it kind of like a peplum sitting over a bustle, if that helps. More of hip flare than anything.
trystbat From: trystbat Date: October 18th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh & I have links to a ton of extant jackets at the bottom of my jacket's diary, if you're looking for more examples.
lmcbeth From: lmcbeth Date: October 19th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC) (link)
Hey Trystan (and sorry for hijacking your post Jenny!)

I was looking over your jacket diary and wondered if you'd be so kind to tell me where you found that beautiful fabric and/or if you had any left that you'd be willing to part with?

I've been looking around for a nice black and white embroidered fabric for a Victorian bodice, and your fabric is gorgeous!

trystbat From: trystbat Date: October 19th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC) (link)
It was an Indian crewelwork wool shawl I found on eBay. They're narrow so I had to be very careful about piecing & didn't have enough for the sleeves. So I used plain black wool for the sleeves & salvaged some of the shawl's trim to tie the look together.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 20th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! And super thanks for your diary and the great linkage!
strawberrykaren From: strawberrykaren Date: October 19th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (link)
http://larsdatter.com/jackets.htm has a bunch of Elizabethan jackets -- probably useful for comparing gusset placement. :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 20th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC) (link)
It's been useful, although not necessarily answering this question. :>
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