We've based the cut of this gown on a number of extant garments from the 11th-13th C. which share similar patterning details, specifically, the Skjoldehamn kirtle (1000-1210), Kragelund man's kirtle (1045-1155) and the shirt of St. Louis of France (circa 1250, Notre Dame).
The cut of this garment falls into the Nockert Type 2 typology. The body is a generously sized "A" shape, flaring from the point of the shoulder to hem. The bottom width is increased with gores inserted from waist to hem. The sleeves are tapered to the wrist, and have a square gusset under the arm for freedom of movement. The neckline is round and finished with a self-fabric facing. Sizing allows for floor length on most women and above ankle length on most men.
A well documented, generic early medieval style, this gown is appropriate for the period 900-1300. This cut is recommended by Regia Anglorum and the Vikings for Anglo Saxon and Norman portrayals. It may be worn alone or layered with other garments.
No visible machine stitching.
Wool or washable wool blends (bl).
Small fits maximum 42 inch chest, approx 56" long.
Medium fits maximum 48 inch chest, approx 56" long.
Large fits maximum 52 inch chest, approx 58" long.
XL fits maximum 56 inch chest, approx 58" long.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.