Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: A 1560's Dress

Hi, Elizabeth here, and this Treadlette Tuesday I thought I'd share one of my own recent projects!

I made this c. 1560s style kirtle from wool using a pattern from the wonderful book The Tudor Tailor. Historically it would have been sewn all by hand but I used a combination of hand and machine sewing. The sleeves are also wool, and the shift and cap are made of handkerchief linen.

I wore this to a costume convention and I'll also be wearing it to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!

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