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Draping Period Costumes

The Man’s Pleated Jerkin Toward the end of the Gothic period, especially in northern Europe, men began wearing the jerkin. This was an A-line garment with formally set pleats to control the fullness at the waistline. 1. The man’s silhouette at this time was quite broad shouldered; choose a pair of shoulder pads to use in the garment and pin them to the dress form. Cut a piece of muslin the length of the man’s shoulderto-waist measurement plus four inches and threequarters as wide as his chest measurement. 2. Drape the center front seam and the neckline. As you drape the shoulder seam, fold in a pleat;

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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