Painting depicting a medieval woman wearing a kirtle, surrounded by sewing supplies, evoking the crafting process of this historical garment.

Sewing a Medieval Outfit – Sewing the Stag High Court Lady’s Kirtle

As the next step on my journey to reconstruct the outfit of the “Deer Court Lady,” I focused on the kirtle. This underdress, sometimes simply called “kittel” in German, is mostly invisible in the final ensemble but, like the previously sewn “bra-dress,” plays a crucial role in the authenticity of the outfit. The journey began …