I finished the kirtle today, and got some pictures before the batteries in the camera died. They are a bit to over exposed, and I didn’t get any good close-ups, I’m afraid. This is the information on the kirtle:
It is made out of 100% mustard yellow wool. It’s sewn together with a running stitch and a backstitch every inch or so, using unbleached, waxed linen thread. The kirtle is completely hand sewn. The seam allowances are folded and sewn down – the fabric is rather thin and frays easily. There’re no shoulder seams, but I did make front and back seams. Gores are sewn into the front, back and side seams from the waist down. It laces up the front with a woollen cord through 47 eyelets. The sleeves have a gore set in the seam that runs up the back of the arm. They are buttoned at the wrists by six self fabric buttons. And here are the pictures:
The kirtle is worn over a linen smock. For being out in public another dress would go over the kirtle. I haven’t decided how I want this dress to look just yet… Perhaps I’ll make it green and sideless.