21 Sep 2008

21.9.

The smock is finished now. I started to make the kirtle today. I have decided to make linen kirtle with waist seam. Why? Because I think that it will be cooler at the kitchen than woollen kirtle. That is not a very good explanation why, so I will make woollen kirtle also when I have time and test it at the kitchen. I mean that the kirtles under these Flemish open-fronted gowns are probably made by wool http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/aertsen/cook-stove/cook-stove.jpg . I want to make kirtle with waist seam, because that way I can have probably enough support to the bodice. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad idea yet :D.

2 comments:

Tika said...

I like the smock. What would you suggest for a pattern for these?

Eva Grelsdotter said...

Hi Tika!

You could start with this: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/lowerclass/makeflem.html

And I just found this:
http://juliesflemishdress.blogspot.com/2005/06/smocks.html

Also a good book to have if you want to make Flemish peasant things: http://www.librarything.com/work/477312