Children's Short Tunic or Shirt
Price:: From $34.95 to $59.95
|Colors and Sizes:||
- Based on contemporary artwork and extant garments
- All interior seams finished
- Flattering and authentic fit
- Made in 100% Linen
- Available in a medieval palette of jewel tones and neutral tones
- Made in five sizes to fit infant through young adults
- For other color options please contact us
- Price: XSmall-$34.95 - XLarge-$59.95
Our Children's Tunic in Blue
About our Children's Short Tunic or Shirt
Our children's wear line is based on smaller simplified, versions of our adult clothing, as it was in period. Throughout the Middle Ages clothes were worn in layers, with a light linen tunic forming the foundation over which additional linen or wool garments were worn. The exact nature of these earliest garments is unknown, but by the 13th century, they had evolved into a simple, style we commonly call the tunic. Fortunately, not only is the shirt of this time well represented in surviving artwork, but a single piece, believed to be that of Saint Louis (King Louis IX of France), survives in a remarkably preserved condition.
Worn with shirt and hood this ubiquitous silhouette was a common style for medieval children, be he child of duke or cotter. Most clothing for younger children was relatively simple in form and therefore had a very unisex look. The simple tunic shown here could function as an under layer worn under the long tunic (usually in white) for boy or girl or alone in a color as a short tunic outer layer .
Colors and Fabrics
Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.
Linen colors: Red, Black, Burgundy, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Sage, White, Blue, Gold, Dark Brown, Slate Blue, Mustard, Purple
||Length (from shoulder to hem)
||Approximate modern size equivalent
||Boys 20/ Mens 36
From the Pen of History- The Tumultuous 15th Century