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1661 Marie-Angelique de Fontanges

1661 Marie-Angelique de Fontanges

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In the 1660s, embroidered jackets were a significant fashion statement for both men and women. These jackets were often richly adorned with intricate embroidery, showcasing the craftsmanship and artistry of the period. Women’s jackets, in particular, featured elaborate designs using techniques such as satin stitch, stem stitch, couching, and sometimes detached buttonhole stitching. The embroidery on these jackets was typically done in colored silks on a linen ground.

One notable example is a jacket described as early 17th century in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection. This jacket features embroidery dated to 1590-1600 and is richly adorned with silver and silver-gilt thread, purl, strip, and spangles. The technique used on this jacket differs from other embroidered jackets of the time, as it showcases a unique style of embroidery that stands out for its materials and design.

Inspiration to this historical fabric design: I have found from this VAM Collection and the 17th century Tudor dynasty waistcoats and jackets. The botanical features include honeysuckle, pansies, carnations, foxgloves, borage, strawberries, cornflowers, rosehips, thistles, columbine and vine leaves. There are also pea-pods which include small silver-gilt thread peas, around all of which there are small birds, bees and worms.

The size of the design can be adjusted and the fabric can be embroidered afterwards.

I have chosen special fabrics for this one. Please find them at Fabric Type list.

This fabric is dedicated for Marie-Angelique de Fontanges, born 1661, died 1681, was a French court lady, mistress of King Louis XIV of France. The fashion hairstyle fontang was named after her.




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We use only high quality cotton or silk from authorised producers and we produce only by demand. There is no overstocks of any fabrics with negative environmental impact. For our customers, purchase with clear conscience from us.

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The Fabrics are sold per meter or multiple of meter.
1 meter - 1,09 YRDs

Please see the fabric types on main menu for full Fabric info.
The width of the fabrics:

  • Cotton Satin :156 cm
  • Cotton Voile 140 cm
  • Cotton Cretonne: 147 cm
  • Cotton Poplin: 140 cm
  • Cotton Linen 137cm
  • Cotton Panama 147 cm
  • Cotton Gabardine 147 cm 
  • Cotton Mul Mul 125 cm 
  • Silk Chiffon 140 cm
  • Silk Dupion 140 cm
  • Silk Satin 140 cm

Care Instructions

We recommend gentle machine wash at 30 - 40 degrees along with mild environmental friendly detergent with out bleach.

Grandma's Laundry Tricks:
  • Do not Brush, Rub or Scrub the printed fabrics too hard to avoid damage to print quality.
  • Wash with similar colours to avoid staining or tint.
  • Please do not overuse the centrifuge, it only wrinkles the fabric.
  • Please do not overuse the dryer or use extrem heat, this only tears the fibres apart.
  • A dehumidifier is a great invention to dry the fabrics and clothes.
  • Dry the fabrics outdoors, if possible, but not under direct sunlight.
  • Environmentally awareness and the durability of clothing go hand in hand.
  • Do You really need to use the fabric softener or is white vinegar good enough?

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