Women's 5 Piece Elizabethan Kirtle, Over-Partlet and Embroidered Sleeves: Renaissance, Tudor - MADE TO ORDER
DESCRIPTION: ITEM PICTURED IS FOR SAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY.
Made to Order: This gorgeous kirtle ensemble is perfect for Middle Class or Lower Gentry.
Available in this listing is a custom drafted Elizabethan era kirtle. Your choice of back or front laced. We do NOT offer side lacing. COMES IN LINEN ONLY. Wool available but client responsible for the cost difference - See Cost Breakdown for each item below.
KIRTLE (BODICE AND PLEATED SKIRT with embroidered sleeves)
COLORS OF LINEN: https://fabrics-store.com/all-fabrics?article=IL019
- Detachable pinner sleeves in complimentary Linen embroidered with a historically accurate pattern. (2 pieces)
- Custom drafted bodice to fit your unique figure. Complete with modesty panel and hand-couched grommets. ( pieces)
- Separate 4 panel knife pleated skirt inset in a waistband with two rows of hand-sewn grosgrain ribbon trim at the bottom. (1 piece)
- Black Linen Over-partlet. (picture shows cotton velveteen)
This is the perfect ensemble for your working class character at faire! Elevate your character at faire and graduate from the ubiquitous wench to an AUTHENTIC styled 16th Century woman. Pair it with an English flat cap and a coif, or a straw hat.
5 yards of Italian Linen (Standard plus size skirts have four panels. Skirts requiring more than 4 panels will need 2 more additional yards of linen per panel at an upcharge of $25.00 per each panel)..
2 yards Cotton Lining for bodice.
.5 Yard fusible Duck
Fusible Cotton Stabilizer
24 Grommets - couched in matching embroidery thread and treated with fray check
12 yards grosgrain ribbon on Bottom of skirt only.
Fabrics & Notions; $104.43
Drafting Fees & Materials: $50
CUSTOM EMBROIDERED PINNER SLEEVES:
These beautiful detachable sleeves are CUSTOM embroidered using an authentic 16th Century embroidery pattern. Price INCLUDES 100% medium weight European linen. PLEASE READ MY CANCELLATION POLICIES BELOW.
12 Spools Embroidery Thread: $54
Embroidery Labor: 20+ hours $275
Construction Labor: $60
The over-partlet is included in this lovely ensemble (minus the Tudor rose patch). Fashioned from 100% linen, lined with handkerchief weight linen (white/bleached).
MADE TO ORDER IN YOUR SIZE: Partlet is made from Margo Anderson's Tudor Lady's Pattern. Hook and eye closure in front, ribbon ties under the arms.
1.5 yard Black Linen -
1.5 yard white linen Lining -
Grosgrain ribbon ties -
1 to 2 Hook & Eye Closures
TOTAL ENSEMBLE: $954.38
Available in the following sizes INCLUDING PLUS SIZES 3X: An upper body cast made of cellophane and masking tape is required, as well as your measurements regardless of the sizes below.
Please check my availability before ordering. My calendar is often filled out months in advance so there may be a delay even for items paid in full.
QUALITY STANDARDS: Each Designs From Time ensemble is created to meet my exacting standards, and I am a perfectionist! All my bodices - whether working class or noble - are CUSTOM DRAFTED to fit each individual client. That service alone is a value of $150 for time and materials My bodices are not cookie-cut patterns, nor do I approach my designs with a "one size fits most" design concept using a commercial pattern source that you HOPE will fit. Rather than trying to make your body fit into a commercial pattern, I take the time and added effort to custom drape and draft a pattern to fit YOUR unique body. You may find reproduction clothing that is cheaper, but you will NOT find ANY historical reproduction clothing available on the market (outside the motion picture and professional theater industry) whose workmanship is comparable. While you may invest a bit more for a Designs From Time original, but a bargain isn't a bargain if what you're buying is substandard workmanship. My designs are clothing NOT costume. My bodices are the sturdiest clothing your money can buy. They aren't two pieces of fabric slapped together with grommets that will tear away from the fabric after being worn a few times. I have developed a unique, tried and true method of anchoring my grommets so that they will NOT tear away from your fabrics. In addition, each grommet is also hand-couched using matching embroidery floss that is sealed to prevent fraying and will wear longer. All of my skirts are hemmed by HAND - they are not hemmed by the sewing machine! That, I feel, is a lazy cheat! There are many Couture (hand sewn) features in all of my work. It may take more time, but I take great pride in each piece I make. The quality you see pictured is the quality that you receive. I have one of the best reputations for quality and customer service in the industry. And I stand by my work.
SHIPPING LISTED MAY VARY DEPENDING ON WEIGHT AND DISTANCE. AN ADDITIONAL INVOICE WILL BE SENT IF HIGHER THAN LISTED. There are additional fees for International buyers. I can provide a quote once I know your location.
PLEASE NOTE!!! - - - If you send your own fabrics, I will need them in my possession one month prior to your order being filled.
ORDERS ARE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Please be advised that there may be orders ahead of you and this turn around may be longer. Please contact me to check with my availability; especially if you are hoping for your item to arrive by a specific date.
*** Hand-made items will have slight imperfections.
*** No returns on custom made items.
CANCELLATION POLICIES: 99% of my clients are a dream to work with. Unfortunately, there is always that ONE client out of 100 that makes me question why I am in the retail business. PLEASE understand that the item you purchased is CUSTOM, and HAND MADE to your exact measurement specifications. You will need to have a tape measure at your disposal, or the ability to have your measurements taken. If you have made a purchase in my store, I am operating under the assumption that you have READ the entire description and made note that you need to contact me about MY availability prior to your purchase. If you have not done so, and you are informed that the item will not arrive before your event due to my current workload, this is not considered grounds for cancellation. Therefore, PLEASE consider your purchase carefully before making a commitment. I do not accept cancellations after a 12 hour period, and reserve the right to refuse future service to anyone who abuses my cancellation policies. This is not selective, nor an effort to be purposefully punitive, but is simply a measure to weed out those rare clients among the 1% that buy on impulse and then cancel; OR, such as, disputing the charge to PayPal as a fraudulent purchase in order to have their money returned because they found someone to loan them a similar item, or found it cheaper, or becomes frustrated because they are required to supply their dress size and measurements and demand the order be canceled. These are real scenarios I have dealt with. I am always available to answer any and all questions and I welcome the interaction, but please be considerate that in doing so does take many hours away from current orders in production. When an order is canceled I have usually invested half a days wages, or more, due to the time spent in consultation. Please present any questions regarding taking your measurements - which will be necessary for ALL items in my store, sizing, or shipping and delivery times, BEFORE ordering. Please be aware that should you cancel your order, there is a restocking fee of $10. If supplies have been ordered or purchased, the cost of all supplies will be deducted from your reimbursement. Also, those who use my Lay Away program will lose their 40% deposit. All of these policies are the unfortunate result of abuses by the 1%. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.
Please contact me to find out when this item will be ready to ship.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
ALL of our GOWNS are one-of-a-kind couture, and custom drafted to fit your personal measurements! Most vendors on Etsy offer multiples, i.e., cranking out the same gown over, and over; however, we do not repeat the same gown. Rather, we will take a style you like and customize it for your personal tastes using our superior craftsmanship and knowledge for historical clothing and construction. All of the samples you see listed in our store can be personalized. Additionally, all of our accessories (hats, smocks, corsets/stays) are customized to fit your measures as well. While you may find CHEAPER versions of gowns offered by other vendors, one glance at OUR work will reflect the disparity between a so-called bargain and true quality.
With a 20% non-refundable deposit, you can reserve a slot on our calendar. The remaining balance can be parceled out into six (6) automated monthly payments via PayPal on any item valued at $800 or more. We've lowered our deposit from 40% to 20% to make it more affordable for our clients. Details are included in a contract for your protection.
We are blessed to stay busy! Our calendar is filled at least 8 to 10 months - or more - in advance. It's best to give us NO LESS than 6 months advance notice, but optimally longer! - especially for bridal gowns and highly detailed ensembles. Depending on the intricacy of your gown commission it can take up to 12 to 14 weeks just for construction. Because most of our pieces are highly detailed with custom embroidered fabrics and beading, we need every second! We squeeze accessories and corsets into our gown commission schedule and usually need no less than 3 months advance for those smaller items. It is best to inquire before ordering. We will make every effort possible to assist in your deadline.
We will ship outside the USA - However, because our clothing is customized there will be added shipping expenses. We work off a "body cast" created from Painters Tape and Cellophane wrap which must be created in your era appropriate corset (for women). This cast is shipped to us at the customer's expense. Any customs fees or taxes are the responsibility of the client, as well as any insurance.
All of our gowns priced in the listing reflect a specific "style detail" and "level of embellishment." We don't crank out the same gowns over and over and scrimp on quality craftsmanship. Unless specified in the listing details, all the gowns are priced for LABOR ONLY. Fashion fabrics for gowns are provided by the client. We charge by the pattern piece (every piece we physically sew together) rather than hourly, so the MORE details in the gown, the higher the price. If you're on a tight budget, you can order a basic gown without all the extras for about $800 for labor. Rather than compromise on quality of craftsmanship, choose a simplified gown from US rather than go bargain shopping and be disappointed in the quality.
YES! YES! YES! We are well versed in the construction and fitting for other eras, namely 18th Century! Our niche has been 16th Century, but we ABSOLUTELY can create men's and women's ensembles for other eras, to include 1940s Vintage. In fact, we appreciate the divergence as we stay so booked in the 16th Century we don't' have the opportunity to "play" with samples.
We have carved out a niche for highly detailed, custom fit/drafted bridal gowns (historical themed). Because this gown is the highlight of your wedding and there are too many HORROR STORIES we hear from our clients who have used other, less reputable (but cheaper) vendors here on Etsy, we offer live, personal fittings anywhere in the United States or Canada. If you wish to avail yourself of this service, we will attach the cost of our flight and hotel to come to YOU! No more guess work. No more disappointments or risk of ordering your gown on line. We will shop for the best flight prices - flying coach - to help keep your costs at a minimum.
It sickens us, every time we hear the horror stories from clients who initially think they cannot afford one our gowns so they go to another vendor, for what sounds like a bargain, but the gown falls apart because the quality of craftsmanship is so poor. They inevitably come back to us but have now wasted $400 on a so-called "bargain." At DFT, we have built a reputation on SUPERIOR craftsmanship and Customer Service. There is no reason to go bargain hunting elsewhere! Don't let the prices in our store scare you. We can offer a basic gown for around $800. So, pay a little more initially and let US offer you a basic gown made with superior craftsmanship that will last many years. A bargain isn't' a bargain if the craftsmanship is poor!
The majority of our listing prices are for Labor Fees ONLY and requires the client to purchase their fashion fabrics and ship it to us at their expense. We DO all the legwork for you during the consult process - sourcing quality fabrics and trims. Unless the listing specifically states "Retail" or "Fabrics Included" the client should be prepared to add the cost of fabrics to their budget.
Embroidery Labor is separate from Construction Labor. We charge the industry standard for embroidery, which is $1.00 per 1000 stitches. Embroidery patterns vary in their intricacy, color changes, and stitch counts. Patterns that are dense, or have multiple colors, will have higher stitch counts.
Construction Labor is our fee to actually construct your garment. Many times the embroidery labor far exceeds the actual construction time.