The jerkin is done! What you see is a U shaped skirted jerkin as seen in the Henry VIII portrait. It is made with a silk brocade outer and lined with black linen. All visible seams are flat-felled. I hand made matching silk buttons (will be sewn on tomorrow night because I forgot to mark placement when boy was trying this on). The neckline and arm holes are encased with matching silk strips (think bias tape). I am very pleased with this as it is the first time I’ve every made this type of garment. Close up pictures below. You’ll see on one that I didn’t catch enough of the linen and it pulled from the seam so I had to had sew it to remedy it.
Update: button is sewed on now