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Hello, I was wondering if you know whether pockets were worn outside of the skirt as well? So many of them are so decorative. I would not want to hide anything so lovely. But for the life of me, I have not been able to find any information as to whether pockets might be worn under the skirt as well as on top of the skirt.Such lovely dolls! Thanks very much. Many blessings to you and yours.
Hello, I wondered, if you are knowledgeable about Tudor era fashions, could you tell me if it was proper to wear pockets both beneath a woman's skirt as well as on top of the skirt? Some of the pockets I have seen are so beautifully embroidered that I would hate for them to have been hidden. I love the Queen Anne dolls. Thanks so much for your very kind help. Many blessings to you and yours,Magee
Hello, I wondered, if you have knowledge of Tudor era fashion, if you could tell me whether it was proper for women to wear their pockets both beneath their skirts as well as outside of them? I have seen so many beautifully embroidered pockets that it would have been a terrible shame to cover them up. Thanks so much for whatever info you can offer. Many blessings to you and yours,Magee
As far as I know, a pocket or pair of pockets was never worn outside over the skirt (or the petticoat as it's called)The doll is by The Pretenders.
It makes sense, I think. The way the petticoats protrude sideways would make it impractical to wear pockets over them.
As for Tudor era, from the portraits I have seen, no one seems to have any pockets on them. Now that you brought it up, it's a mystery where they carry the bits and pieces...
Yes! It is a mystery. If the pockets were under the skirt, how in the world did they get to them to put anything in them? I saw one painting somewhere with the pockets outside of the skirt, but it may have been for a working woman.I apologize for the 3 postings! I could not tell at all if anything was happening. So, I ended up rewriting my question 3 times! Wish I could delete 2 of them.There seems to be very little difference between the 16th to 17th C fashions and the Tudor era. ...Especially the underthings. I really appreciate that folks like you post this information for those of us who can't afford a bunch of costuming books. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond.Many blessings to you and yours.Magee
I think pockets were particular for the 18th century. There're slits at the sides of the hoops and petticoats. A lady simply has to reach in through the layers to make use of the pockets.In the pictures I'd seen of tudor ladies, they almost always carry one glove or a fan. I know, not very helpful for you. Don't worry about the extra postings.You're right. The general shape didn't vary much between the 16th to 17th century.
So, you have solved the mystery of 18thC pockets for me! Thank you so much! I had tried so valiantly for weeks to ascertain how a lady could reach into her pockets. An opening in the skirts would certainly solve the problem. Earlier this evening, I was just perusing one of the museum sites, and they had a 17th to 18thC little girl's dress where they showed the slits where the child would have reached inside for her pockets. It was the first I had seen. And, man-alive, I have seen countless. But it has all been extremely helpful.Do you make Queen Anne dolls very often? They are so pretty. It would be great fun to make one, once you knew the fashions well. I wonder if judges are as strict in judging them for proper fashion and apparel as the judges are for the 19th to early 20thC porcelain dolls? I think I will simply stick to making dolls just for my own fun. Less stress!Blessings, Lee Gwo