It is a very basic design based on the Thorsbjerg tunic & the Viborg linen smock. Its a rectangular body & rectangular arms with a taper to the wrist. A simple round neckline with side seems to the hip, open past the hips.
Now that its cut out I still have to figure out a few things.
1) The Neck: I want to put the neck slit over to the side so its basically on my shoulder. I think it looks so much better that way. Or I could just do a simple boat neck & still get the flat lay I want under the opening of my kirtle. I just can't decide!
2) Seams: Should I flat fell all the seams? I know on the Thorsbjerg tunic the seams are in the middle of the arm instead of at the shoulder seam and underarm seam, so I am unsure where to put them. And in a flat felled seam should everything be a running stitch? I may do a blanket stitch in a coordinating color on the neck & cuffs but again...not sure!
3) I'm kind of perplexed at how to set up the flat felled seam to start. I have seen Bianca do it, looked at her hand outs, even seen some photos on youtube but still am hesitant to start it all. That initial desire for hand holding is killin' me LOL!
4) Gussets: I am not sure if I should add gussets under the arms or not. I have enough linen left from the arms to cut them out if I need them but deciding if I should add them is the dilemma!
Now...for my Kirtle question!
In searching for more linen, I found this wool in the wrong box. Its a maroonish red with heather accents. I think it will be fine but I am wondering about the pattern...I don't want something that wouldn't work in period. Any ideas if the Herringbone will work anyone?
UPDATE! I found references to "the interlacement of the herringbone or broken chevron twill weave" so YAY I have my Kirtle Wool =)