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Unread 11-17-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Sewing a medieval dress

Advice on Making a Kirtle

I am going to be making kirtles for 3 friends of differing body types, one in THIS style http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/frontlaced-kirtles1.html and two in THIS style http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/frontlaced-kirtles2.html
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/m...-wedding-dress
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Unread 11-17-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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None of your links were working.

I know of a good guide for kirtles. I'll edit this post when I can find it.

EDIT: Here it is! http://medievalweddingdresses.ideasf...-gown-pattern/

Here's what you've got to keep in mind for clothing of the time period:

-Made mostly with squares, rectangles, and triangles. They wanted to use every bit of the fabric they could.

-They just wanted it to fit over you. They'd adjust things like size with belts.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I altered the links, so they should be working now. I've seen the website you mentioned: it's a pretty good guide.
I also had the luck to find this: http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/gi...te/kirtle.html which looks helpful.
Thanks for your advice
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