16th Century, Costumes, Costumes for Others

Fitted English Gown, Green Kirtle, Linen/Cotton Shirt, and Wool Petticoat Done.

It’s done, it’s done!

I finished the full Elizabethan ensemble (it does need some ruffs but that is for another day) for my friend’s birthday/Gift-mas/every other holiday in the world for the next 300 years. I am now going to sleep the sleep of the dead.

So starting with the bottom layers:

linen cotton blend shirt and cranberry wool petticoat

Linen/cotton blend shirt with reinforced french seams. Cranberry wool skirt with tucked hem, a pocket and fingerloop braided closing.

Spiral laced green wool kirtle with linen apron

 

Unboned green wool kirtle, french seamed skirt, 2 pockets. All hand sewn eyelets and finger loopbraid for the lacing. Goose green linen apron.

olive wool fitted english gown

 

English fitted gown based off of the Tudor Tailor, main body pattern from the block I drafted for her, lined with a warm brown linen/rayon blend.

Hand sewn red wool purse with fingerloop braid

Hand sewn red wool purse with fingerloop braid strings and hand made tassels. The belt is a 2 dollar thrift store find that I painted and aged a bit with acrylics to look more Elizabethan. Not pictured is a hand sewn linen coif with a little bit of insertion work along the top seam.

 

 

 

 

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