This is an Elizabethan era linen shirt, modeled after the linen shirt, from the Uppsala Cathedral Museum, Sweden, which was worn by Nils Sture, when he was murdered on 24 May 1567, as detailed in Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion 4". This wonderful linen was the perfect weight for this piece, and was so easy to work with. The shirt is entirely stitched by hand with linen thread. I could not be more pleased with the end result. I use this linen frequently for historical re-enactment costumes, and will certainly buy more of it in the future.
Posted by Gina