Sunday, September 30, 2012

14th Century White Linen Kirtle

I haven't been sewing much this summer, but I did make a couple things here and there. This is a white linen kirtle, about 14th century or so. I wanted something that would be cooler for summer events, still be flattering, and keep my skin covered from the sun.

It has 32 hand bound eyelets. They took longer than every other part of construction. It is self supporting, but my friends say it looks better with a bra- that's why the chest gaps in the picture.

For the pattern, I took a fitted t shirt, lengthened it, and nipped it in at the waist and hips to make this very snug. It's comfy and flattering!

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