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Quilted Waistcoat by ColeV Quilted Waistcoat by ColeV
18th century quilted waistcoat, all hand-sewn. Fabric is a heavy printed cotton, linen lining, and cotton/bamboo for padding. The stitching was done in diamonds around the printed pattern. Outside is bound in linen tape.
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Velven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely! I always think of these quilted waistcoats and jumps as the 18th century equivalent of leggings and a hoodie. For once they get comfort over looks, except being 18th century costume, they still look amazing haha!
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SilverSeam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I love it. The colonial style rocks.
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Idzit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Artist
This is so lovely!

So basically, this is to stays what the sports bra or non-underwire bra is to modern undergarments. *tee hee*
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what context would this be worn in? (forgive me for perhaps a naive question)
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ColeV Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a good question! I have seen a portrait of a young woman in undress lounging in her house clearly wearing one in lieu of stays (sorry I can't find it at the moment). I wear mine as an added layer of warmth during the winter either below or above a gown (depending on how snug the gown is). Sharon Ann Burnston has a good, short article online about them along with a study of an extant.
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh thank you very much, I'll go find that article!
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