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Kirtle

Kirtle sketch

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27/07/2006

Cut pieces for the bottom plum stripe.

06/08/2006

Cut the lining for the bottom plum stripe and begun sewing the pieces.

07/08/2006

Finished sewing the plum and began seaming the white lining.

08/08/2006

Finished seaming the lining and attached it to the plum wool.

09/08/2006

Seamed the narrow plum and red stripes.

11/08/2006

Ripped the seam finishes on the wide plum stripe and sewed them down again. Attached the narrow red and plum stripes. It took about 5 hours to do that one long seam.

12/08/2006

Sewed the narrow red stripe to the wide plum stripe.

13/08/2006

Seamed two parts of the top part the skirt. The third part was still wet, so I couldn't sew that.

14/08/2006

Finished the top part the skirt.

17/08/2006

Began sewing the final horizontal seam of the skirt.

18/08/2006

Continued sewing the final horizontal seam of the skirt.

19/08/2006

Finished the last horizontal seam of the skirt and sewed the lining to the wide plum stripe.

20/08/2006

With Dorothea's help made the pattern for the bodice and cut out the lining.

22/08/2006

Cut out the top layer of the bodice and began sewing the front piece.

Kirtle lacing

23/08/2006

Finished sewing the front piece.

24/08/2006

Finished sewing the bodice.

26 and 27/08/2006

Eylets, and lots of them.

29/08/2006

Finished the bodice and attached the skirt to it.

30/08/2006

Sewed the final skirt seam.

I am this close to finishing the kirtle! It is wearable as it is and I may not do anything to it until after Raglan; but I want to put a lining to the narrow plum band, an enforcement strip to the waist and shorten the shoulder straps. When all that will happen remains to be seen.

Kirtle front

31/08/2006

Fingerlooped a string for the lacing.

07/09/2006

Fixed the front waistline. I discovered that it was too low while trying on the doublet, the rest will stay as it is.