The main part of this dress is inspired by the XIII-XV centuries and features a slim fitting bodice and voluminous skirt. Four gores of fabric are added to the skirt to give it an extra impressive drape - youíll find yourself wanting to twirl in circles to watch it!
The bodice of the dress can be adjusted with lacing in the middle, meaning itís up to you if you want to lace it closely or leave it a little bit looser. Instead of metal lacing rings, for this dress, weíve sewn in robust cord to create lacing loops, which lacing is passed through to close the dress.
The trim used on the dress and sleeves has been designed by our artists, who took inspiration from medieval patterns and geometric shapes. The design of the trim is not the only amazing; the way that it is applied to the dress is just as breathtaking. At the neckline and the sleeves, 7mm of bias binding made from linen is sewn with the trim to give a contrasting border.
The bottom of the dress is similarly embellished, with 4-5cm of linen with a trim. Instead of making sleeves that lace onto the dress, we decided to make free-floating ones that are quite similar to arm warmers. This leaves your elbow free from bulky fabric and looks beautiful. The sleeves are made from the same linen and trim that youíll find on the rest of the dress, with the main color on top and a contrasting color used as a lining. The cord has been woven into the seams to make loops that lacing is passed through, making them adjustable and easy to fit your arms. The sleeves are slightly flared at your wrist, and go up to just below your elbow. We chose flax linen as the material for this dress because itís robust, breathable, and is a textile with lots of history!
Linen has been used for thousands of years because of how soft it becomes and how nicely it drapes. Our linen is no exception to this Ė even though it starts out a bit starchy once youíve worn it and warmed it up with your body heat. What truly makes this dress stand out is the little tailoring touches and tidy, hidden seams. Years of experience have made our seamstresses absolutely professionals, and we have no doubt youíll marvel at this feat of sewing as much as we do.
The chemise (underdress) is not included, but available in our store.Size Chart