A kyrtyll or Kirtle is worn as a petticoat there are many spellings of this garment.  Makes research interesting.

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This is the layer that is worn after the smock.  It is distinguished from the petticoat bacause it has a pair of bodies attached to it.

Gift to Queen Elizabeth

1577: Wardrobe Warrant for April 12th, ER 19 Item for making of a rounde kyrtle of the frenche facion of white satten cutt allover with an edge of like satten, with a lase of venice golde and silver pirle being taken from another kyrtle and the sarceonett to lyne it also savinge a pformaunce of sarceonett to lyne the border of the same kyrtle of our greate Guarderobe Citation Year :  1577 ...  --1577: Wardrobe Warrant for April 12th, ER 19 (1577)

By the Countes of Oxford, a foreparte of a kyrtyll of white satten enbrawdred with flowers of silver, and two borders of golde and sede perle enbrawdred upon black vellat.

Delivered to the foresaid Rauf Hoope.

MADE FOR ME: kyrtell   This is so beautiful!!
 

So today I purchased 40 Ouches antique gold with ruby and jet for this krytle. Plenty to go around the neckline and over the shoulders

Materials  I can make this out of linen or a wool gaberdine
 

   So I took the measurments from the red krytle and made a brown one. This has worked very well at Events. Brown Wool Krytle Page

Goes well with the wool jacket that I was gifted as well.

   


  This garment has not changed much since Henry VIII time perhaps before.
  Red Linen Krytle Page
   Brown Flocked Krytle Page
 

 

   
           
   
    
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

   
       
   
   
   
   
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