Mans costume from 1560

 

 

Tudor women’s kirtle from 1600

1600 separate Bodice and Skirt. The bodice is made from a light weight orange wool and the skirt is from orange linen gathered onto a separate waistband.  There are  handworked eyelets down the centre front and on the detachable sleeves. The skirt is worn over a small bumroll.

Tudor Woman’s Kirtle from 1588

This kirtle was made for a lady in waiting role. The bodice is made of dark red velvet with cream brocade sleeves. The skirt is made from dark red wool and cartridge pleated onto a separate waistband and is worn over a bumroll and petticoat which is made from white linen with a cream brocade forepart attached to match the sleeves.  Originally the kirtle was worn with a small ruff attached onto the neckline of the bodice and a small farthingale hoop underneath the petticoat.

 

Tudor Woman’s Kirtle from 1578

This kirtle shows the transition from the style of the early 1500’s. It is made up of a separate bodice in green wool and a separate orange wool skirt.  Both skirt and bodice have hand worked eyelets at the waist so they can be joined together with points. The sleeves are also attached using eyelets and points so that when needed, the sleeves can be taken off.

Tudor Corset

Ivory and cream damask Tudor style corset with cream cotton binding and hand worked eyelets down the centre back.

Tudor Woman’s Kirtle from 1535

Made in light blue wool with orange linen lining. This kirtle is made as one dress but the skirt is cut completely separately to the bodice and once pleated and lined is then attached onto the bodice before the bodice lining is finished. The partlet is made from dark blue wool.

Tudor Woman’s Kirtle from 1520

1520 Kirtle:  Made in dark red wool with a blue linen lining. This is a one piece kirtle with the front panels cut in one with the skirt. The rest of the skirt is pleated and attached onto the bodice before the bodice lining is stitched down.  This kirtle was worn with a blue wool partlet and a green linen petticoat. Made for a 16th century re-enactment event at Kentwell Hall, Suffolk.

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