Queens of the Sea #3: 1650s Doublet and Breeches for Jacquotte Delahaye

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Welcome to day three of the Queens of the Sea series, part of the Random Magic Pirates book tour! Here is the mini-bio for today’s pirate, provided again by Lyrika:

Jacquotte Delahaye: The Gambler

Jacquotte Delahaye was a 17th century French pirate, or buccaneer, and her hunting ground was the Caribbean

She was originally from Haiti and turned to piracy after the death of
her family. She faked her own death and later returned under her own

Her nickname was ‘Back from the Dead Red,’ because of her vivid red
hair and seeming ability to return from the grave.

You can read more about Jacquotte Delahaye at The Book Swarm on May 16th, as part of the Queens of the Sea series. (I’ll update the link after it’s been posted.)

Other sources say she was active around 1650 or so, and that she started out disguising herself as a man but later worked under her own identity — so I gave her men’s clothes, but cute ones. The doublet just doesn’t seem very nautical to me… maybe it could be for formal occasions. In any case, at this point we are just a couple of decades away from the kinds of clothes, like waistcoats and justacorps, commonly associated with the “golden age of piracy.”

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Check out the tour schedule here! And for more information about Random Magic, here’s the trailer for the book.

Also, check out the Rum + Plunder treasure hunt for more pirate prizes!

12 thoughts on “Queens of the Sea #3: 1650s Doublet and Breeches for Jacquotte Delahaye

  1. I could see myself wearing this outfit if I were a pirate…also because I have red hair like she did! But so far in my life I haven’t returned from the dead…yet;)

  2. I really am enjoying these. I am learning about fascinating women and the costumes are so different. Bravo!

  3. I love pirates. Going to see the midnight showing of Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. Your work is as always AWESOME.

  4. I love the hat! Oo a Frenchwoman, without a partner dilemma on scene, a gambler who faked her own pirate death! I like i like! <3

  5. love love love it all. i wish i could draw as well as you. can u email me some drawing tips please? i love your work and every aspect about it i also reckon you are living the dream you must be so proud of the work you are doing. i reckon that you should write a book that has every single dress or outfit you eva drew. i know i would be your first buyer. cant wait till the next dress. yay yay yay. bye

  6. Oh I love these but I a bit sad. No boy dolls? i am having a princess and pirate party for my 7 year (8 in March) old. Boys and girls are going to be there i was looking for paperdolls even boys might like :) well I came close here these are just wounderfull.

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