The cuffs for my son’s 17th century outfit are ready. That was the easy part. Next I’ll be making him a reticella collar – a huge project compared to these cuffs!
The cuffs are made of thin linen. First I finished the edges with a rolled hem and then sewed the needle lace straight onto the hem. Little pleats mold the cuffs into shape and with the added wristband the cuffs are attached to the sleeves of a jacket. I’ll make a post about the technique for the needle lace later (click here to see the post) . Quite easy 😉
Here are some pictures of cuffs of that era. On the left you can also see an example of the kind of collar I’ll be tackling next!
Finished just in time for my son’s trip to “the Battle for Grolle” ! 😉