Worsted wool kirtle
The brown wool kirtle is mostly finished.
I’m going to have to open it up and put in another layer between the surface worsted wool and the cotton with buckram. I skipped that step because I didn’t have anything dark enough not to show through. Well that was a bad decision as it crinkles a little as it curves around the body. The last bodice I used some padding and it worked wonderfully so I shouldn’t have skipped it. Oh well! So it is in a wearable state but I want to make it better.
beautiful as always! and I love getting the little insights into your technique. Buckram and padding in the bodice, makes perfect sense, yet I totally forget about this step when working on bodices. I’m due for a new Elizabethan…I’ll be coming to spy on your collection when the time comes ;-)