• Tailor's Bill for Doublets and Men's Gowns (1594)

    The document was torn at the right side and water stained along the right; some of the words at the end of entries were difficult to make out.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    E 101/632/46
    Published in 1594
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

Items

the vith of march 1593

Item for canvas that w (torn off)
Item for bumbast to it iis iiid
Item for Stiffninge to it xd
Item for making of your hose of (frenche?) greene kersie laced w black & gold vis viid
Item for strait lininge to them xid
Item for Rongs to the fall viiid
Item for Cotton to the hose & canyons xxd
Item for bumbast to the canions xiid
Item for makinge of yor jerkine of the same kerssie laced withe blacke and gold lace iiiis
Item for Canvas to the coller iis

Notes:

In the 16th c., the year ended April 1st; this record is actually for 1594

Date: 3/6/1594

the iith of maye 1594

Item for makinge of yor gowne of partye coller Cloathe iiis iiiid
Item for silke to it iiiid
Item for makinge of yor longe cloake of fine blacke wt v freng laces and lyned withe taffeta Sarsntt (illegible)
Item for silke to it iiis (illegible)

Date: 5/2/1594

the viiith of Julli 1594

Item for makinge of yor dublat of whit satten iiiis
Item for canvas and bumbast (illegible)
Item for cuttinge and xxd (illegible)
Item for Silke to it xiid

Date: 7/8/1594

the ixth of november 1594

Item for makinge of your gowne of fyne blacke gardid wt vellvet and laced on the edge bownde xiiis iiiid
Item for v ounces of lace at iis iiiid (illegible)
Item for Silke to it iiis vid
Item for iiii yeardes qt of bayes to line yt at iiis xiid ixd
Item for Canvas to the coller iiiid
Item for buckram to the sleues xiiiid
Item for iiii dossen and iiii buttons at viiid iis xd
Item for lompe lace to the sleues xxiid

Date: 11/9/1594

the xxviiith of November 1594

Item for makinge of yor gowne of lundon Russat lassed & lyned vis viiid
Item for fustian to it xviiid
Item for buckram to the sleues xiiiid
Item for viii ouncis half of lace at iis iid xviiis ?d
Item for iiii yeardes halfe of bayes to line it at iis iiiid xs vid
Item for canvas to the coller and buttons xiid
Item for Silke to it iis

Date: 11/28/1594

xxiiiith of Jullye 1595

Item for makinge of your longe cloake of silke grogreene laced withe ii laces & lyned withe taffeta vis viiid
Item for Silke to it iis vid
Item for buckram to yt & fustian to the coller xiid

Date: 7/24/1595

the xxth of December 1595

Item for makinge of yor dublet of blacke satten iiiis
Item for Canves to yt xxd
Item for bumbast to yt iis vid
Item for Stiffninge to yt xd
Item for Cotton to the sleues xiiiid
Item for Cutting & ravellinge of yt iis
Item for taffete to fce yt xviiid
Item for makinge of yor Jerkine of velvet laced & straped vis viiid
Item for buckram to yt vid
Item for making of yyor dublet of russet saten iiiis
Item for Canves to yt xxd
Item for bumbast to yt iis vid
Item for Stiffninge to yt xd
Item for taffete to face yt xviiid
Item for Cuttinge & ravellinge of yt iis
Item for Cotton to the sleues xiiiid
Item for makinge of yr hose of veluet iiiis
Item for Strait lyninge to them xiid
Item for ronge to the fall xd
Item for Cotton to the hose & canons iis iiiid
Item for bumbaste to the canons xiid
Item for Cuttinge & ravellinge of them xiid

Date: 12/20/1595

Some totall is x li iiis

Receued the xxvith of october 1594 of yor man the some of iii li
And so rest to paye the some of viil iiis
Recevd mor of yor worshipe the viiith of maye v yards of black cloth at xiiis iiid the yard (llegible)

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