The Kirtle is a lined, front-opening bodice with an attached, unlined, gathered skirt. The skirt is open down the front. There are two styles of kirtles, the Irish and the Italian. The Kirtle is most often worn over a full-length chemise, which is sold separately.

Kirtles have three color options:

One solid color, cotton blend. Irish Kirtle shown below in blue.

One color cotton blend for the bodice, a different color for the skirt.
Irish Kirtle shown below in wine and black.

A tapestry brocade bodice with a solid color skirt. Italian Kirtle shown in tapestry and rust below.

All solid color fabric is a cotton blend, in any color you choose.
The tapestry fabric content varies. Tapestry options shown below.

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The Irish Kirtle is a lined, front-lacing bodice with steel boning and two-piece metal eyelet-reinforced lacing holes in the center front. The unlined, gathered skirt is attached at the waistline. Please specify fabric and eyelet color choices.
The Irish Kirtle
Cotton - $89.00   
Tapestry Brocade with Cotton Skirt - $99.00

The Italian Kirtle is a lined, unboned bodice which closes with a clasp just under the bust. The unlined, gathered skirt is attached just under the bust line. Please specify fabric and clasp color choices. The Italian Kirtle - Cotton - $79.00
Tapestry Brocade with Cotton Skirt - $89.00


Chemises are sold separately.
To view the chemises page, click here


The Kirtle is a very popular bridesmaid style.


Tapestry patterns available:
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Every item is made to your specifications, so you will need to supply measurements as well as your choice of fabric color and eyelet color (silver, gold, or black) or clasp color (silver/gold) on the order form.
There is a diagram on the form to help you in take the necessary measurements.

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Prices are subject to change without notice