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MalteseLizzie
11-16-2012, 11:51 AM
I am going to be making kirtles for 3 friends of differing body types, one in THIS style http://www.bettinas-pages.de/pictures/clothing/sleeveless_kirtle/kirtle_1_gr.jpg and two in THIS style http://www.revivalclothing.com/ProductImages/kirtle_DrkGrnLinen.jpg
Has anyone ever made a kirtle before? If so, do you have any advice?
The websites I have looked at recomended cutting two rectangles and fitting those to the body, then adding large gores in the sides. I'm a little confused about the sleeves and gussets mentioned on this website: do you sew them together to create a sleeve, then sew them to the bodice? And how do you decide how big to make hte arm hole (or is that decided during fitting?) http://japanstuff.hubpages.com/hub/making-a-medieval-wedding-dress

Cilean
03-19-2013, 12:31 AM
:geek:

Hello,

So from what I am looking at? You are looking at making 14th to 15th Century Kirtles.
La Cotte Simple has a process on how to create these gowns.
http://cottesimple.com


Reconstructing History has a pattern for creating Kirtles from various time periods.
www.ReconstructingHistory.com

Here is a pattern from a lady far away but has a good extant thought!
http://www.kostym.cz/Obrazky/6_Dobove/06_Suknice/VI_06_02.gif
Her site is : http://www.kostym.cz/Anglicky/III_14_04.htm

http://www.alternaliv.se/histvarld/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7121

:sunny:

Cilean

Elycium
03-22-2013, 08:46 PM
I know this thread was started back in November and all, but I would recommend avoiding Reconstructing History patterns unless you really know what you're doing. I'm an advanced seamstress myself, and I have never had any luck with their patterns.