Venetian Partlet

January – February 2023

A simple partlet made to fill in the neckline of a Venetian gown. In a single layer of portofino linen and handsewn. Narrow ties keep the partlet anchored under the bust. To keep it from shifting when worn, it’s pinned to the gown at the neckline and shoulders.

Bernardino Licinio, 1550: Portrait of a Lady with a Book