Finished green

I did not have time to document the progress on the olive green kirtle. However, here is a picture of the finished dress from a couple of weeks ago :) As always it looks better in real life. The linen wrinkles as hell though :(

 


Olive kirtle plan

Today I ordered 3 meters of fine olive/green linen from Medeltidsmode, which is my favourite company to buy fabric from. The service is great.

I'm thinking a really simple sleeveless kirtle for summer. I love working with really fine linen, it doesn't wrinkle as easy and it's so soft and nice. I could just live in my blue linen kirtle, and I wish I could fine more linen as wonderful as that. I've never liked the stiff linen you have to wash ten times or use a lot before it softens. But maybe it's worth the patience.

 

Inspiration:

(Woman in orange dress to the left, Heures de Charles d'Angoulême, late 15th century France)

 

 

(Jan van Eyck, Heures de Turin, c. 1420, Flanders)

 

I haven't decided yet whether or not to add front lacing. It depends on me finding a foolproof way of executing it without it looking absolutely horrible.


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