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Green Brown Kirtle Sideshot by CenturiesSewing Green Brown Kirtle Sideshot by CenturiesSewing
A 16th century kirtle, made from 3 yards of light weight wool in an army green color, but depending on lighting can appear various shades of brown. The bodice and sleeves are lined in fine black linen, the skirt is unlined.

I used no boning in the bodice as I'm further experimenting with the use of fit alone to give a period look.

99% hand sewn with silk thread, based on a kirtle and bodice of rash cloth from Juan de Alcega Tailor's Pattern Book.

Florida sun is very sunny, I hate that I am doing the squinty eye thing here and you can't tell where my skin meets my smock.
CreedsGalBirdy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wonderful job. I just faved another picture of yours and thought to myself, "Gosh, that background looks so very Floridian."
ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is the bodice interlined? The fit looks great. Although, I am not sure no boning it would work as well on someone who was significantly heavier no matter how well it was cut. This is really wonderful on you though.
CenturiesSewing Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Thanks. =)
Lets see, the bodice is interlined with a medium weight cotton twill/drill.
I haven't been able to find any really heavy weight canvas locally, to try out yet so I use what I can find.

My build does give me different fitting issues then other folks, but I have seen some good results. Kimiko made a earlier styled kirtle in a similar way. [link]
and Peronel made a some petticoat bodies: [link]
I'd love to be able to see it on more body types and get a better idea of what works and what doesn't just for the sake of experimental archeology. :excited:
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