This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
In this final part of the series, we will complete the skirt to the gown and the hood and see Mistress Etty in her completed gown at Kentwell.
Mistress Etty’s smock, kirtle bodice, forepart and foresleeves are complete. This month: completion of the kirtle, gown bodice and turnback sleeves.
Making a new outfit for a young Tudor lady.
Part 2: foresleeves, forepart, kirtle layers, and revisiting the smock.
Making the entire ensemble for a young Tudor gentry girl (all techniques and patterning can be applied to adult gowns.)