This classic Irish Dress is inspired by the work of Lucas DeHeere, he drew one of a very few depictions of Irish folk in the renaissance era. The dress was worn during the renaissance from early Tudor times through the late Elizabethan era. Sometimes, it is referred to as a kirtle and can be worn with any number of underpinnings, from a full sleeved Leine to a chemise and skirt.
The Irish Dress is constructed of plaid linen outer fabric with an interlining and linen bodice lining. This gives a slightly softer fit and is very comfortable. Full 4piece steel boning in front, and size 16 – 20 ladies have an extra row of boning for support. You do *not* need to wear a bra with this gown properly fitted. The front has a grommet lacing closure, with a split skirt front.
It is best to clean this gown only occasionally. In case of spills or stains spot treat it and handwash the immediate area. You should hang it up outside in the breeze now and then, be sure to turn it inside out and put it in the shade. After washing, you will probably want to touch it up with a hot steam iron.
Please check your size on this chart before ordering. The gown is on hand and ready to ship. And, you can contact me here for assistance and questions. I am here to help. This gown does not include sleeves, skirt, or chemise.