*bodice, front and deep hem in black silk damsk, very high quality, from Sudbury Silk Mills. skirt and lining in silk taffeta
*back lacing, handworked eyelets
*handfsewn finish - inside seams by machine *
*bodice interlined with 2 layers of linen buckram and boned with reed to provide support and the correct shape. The kirtle is supposef to fit very snuggly, flattening the bosom and accentuating the waist. No bra is necessary!
* reed is a natural material used in the period and provides good, flexible support that breathes well and mould to the body with use.
* the position of the straps can be easily changes if needs be
measurements - chest, fully laced 34", waist 27" it is designed to be worn either completely closed up, or with a gap - it is too small for me but despite the 3inch gap, it still does the job :-) woudl suit best natural measurements of waist 29-32'', chest 36-39''
- skirt length in front 41.5"
* UK postage included, overseas buyers please contact me for shipping rates before purchasing - the shp should calculate basic postal rates for europe and USA. any problems, let me know!
bespoke kirtles in this style start from £250 pls fabric