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Made to order in Wool! 10th- 14th Century Kirtle

Price:: From $149.95 to $179.95

 

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  • Based on contemporary artwork
  • Available as made to order only in Wool
  • See our Fabric Selection page for available options
  • Select your size and fabric choice from the drop down menu and write in your color choice in the comments box during checkout
  • Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery
  • Also see our in stock Linen Kirtle
  • The perfect base layer for all your medieval gowns - comfortable and smoothing
  • Works equally well as an authentic undergown as well earlier period simple overgown
  • No visible machine stitching
  • All interior seams finished
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • Size 6 available as a custom order for $179.95
  • Price: $149.95

Our Linen Kirtle in Dark Brown

About our Linen Kirtle 

 

We are pleased to offer our medieval kirtle, a simple, elegant linen gown that pulls on without lacing. Medieval artwork of the 10th - 14th centuries often depicts simple, smooth gowns with tapered sleeves and full skirts. In the 12th and 13th century, this gown is often worn as a simple overdress by common women and wealthy ladies as well being used as an under gown with apron dresses, bliauts and pendant sleeved gowns. In the later 14th and 15th centuries the kirtle remains an overdress for commoners, while being depicted beneath the cotehardies, sideless surcoats, and houppelandes of the high born. Very often these images show undergowns of widely contrasting colors and in our quest to provide you with the means to create that wonderfully medieval look our kirtle is available in a rainbow of colors including black, bright blue, burgundy, oatmeal, dark brown and soft gold.

This versatility and long period of use makes our kirtle perfect for many different periods and portrayals. Wear it as an undergown with our popular Apron Dress, bliaut, scoop-sleeve dress , half-sleeve gown, or our new houppelande, to look the part of a well-born lady, or on its own, perhaps with a hood, thin belt and linen chemise for the simpler fashions of the 13th century. Finally, whatever your period of choice, the kirtle is the perfect solution on hot, summer days, where you keep cool while still maintaining the proprieties of a lady!

The kirtle's neckline is shaped to peek out from the neckline of your gown so that it can be seen beneath the overdress. The sleeves are slightly fitted to avoid bunching when worn with an overdress and provide a slight flare at the wrist for that distinctly medieval flare. As with our plain, white linen underdress our kirtle is fitted to the bust and then flares outward, ending just above the floor so that it fits smoothly under your gown without interfering with your train. Our kirtle is made out of 100% linen, with no visible machine stitching.

 

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Three views of our Linen Kirtle in Soft Gold

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Two views of our Linen Kirtle in Black worn with a blue Linen Frontlaced Gown, Decorated Belt, and Flemish Hood (on left) and Turban (on right)


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- Rivkah M.
US Military Personnel stationed in Naples, Italy


 From Left:
-our linen Viking tunic in Brick Red worn with linen Viking Pants in
sage, wool Leg Wraps in brown tweed and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking tunic in sage worn with linen Viking Pants in slate
blue, wool Leg Wraps in olive and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in Brick Red worn with linen Kirtle in
dark brown, Viking hood in white and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in oatmeal worn with linen Kirtle in
dark green and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in sage worn with linen Kirtle in gold
and Viking turn boots
 

 

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.

 

Wool Fabric



Burgundy Tweed, Black/ White Tweed, Brown Tweed, Solid Brown, Oatmeal, Olive,
Navy, Pine Green, Red, Blue, Dark Green, Rust

 

Black/ White Tweed -a white and black herringbone twill 
Brown Tweed -a rich brown with flecks of gold and burgundy 
Solid Brown -a chocolate brown basket weave 
Blue -a true rich royal blue 
Burgundy Tweed -a deep wine color with flecks of Gold and Green
Rust- a medium burgundy, brick red color
Pine Green- a dark green with a bluish tint
Navy- a dark midnight blue 
Oatmeal -a natural heather in an un-dyed look
Olive -a solid in a deep, olive green

 

Size Chart 

 

Size Bust Measurement
2 36" / 91cm
3 40" / 102cm
4 46" / 117cm
5 50" / 125cm
6 54" / 137cm


Size 6 is available as a custom order only. See our Fabric Selection page for current fabric availability. The custom order price for size 6 is $159.95.

 

Our Design 

 

 

Historical Inspirations 

 

Drawing after a detail of the Romance of Alexander, MS. Bodley 264, circa 1340 in the Bodeleian Library, Oxford, England Drawing after a detail of the Romance of Alexander, MS. Bodley 264, circa 1340 in the Bodeleian Library, Oxford, England
Drawing after Le Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry circa 1413 in the Bibliotheque du Musee Conde, Chantilly, France Drawing after Le Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry circa 1413 in the Bibliotheque du Musee Conde, Chantilly, France
Drawing after an illuminated manuscript Cod. ser. nov. 2644, folio 34r Drawing after Book of Hours for Rome Use, MS M.287, fol.64v, circa 1445 in The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Pennsylvania, USA

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