All pictures are of examples of these styles, unless otherwise noted.
Each item is custom made to your specifications.


Angel-Sleeve Bliaut     Item #W-001
This gown is based on several different pieces of medieval artwork, with an early Norman style.

This gown has gores on sides and in the back in an alternate color.  The long angel-style sleeves are lined in the same material.  It is fitted by way of lacing down both sides from the armpit to the hip.  There is trim around the edge of the angel sleeves.

It is recommended that you wear a kirtle under this gown.  If you choose the interchangeable sleeve option on the kirtle, your extra set of sleeves will be made to match the main color of your gown, when purchased at the same time.

Style Price
Overdress
   with 6" train
   with 12" train
Kirtle
Extra sleeve set
$200.00
+$25.00
+$50.00
+$75.00
+$25.00

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Surcoat with Kirtle     Item#W-002
The surcoat is an overdress that was worn from the 13th century through the 15th century in various forms.  It was most common in England until around the 15th century, by which time the wearing of the surcoat had spread to the main European continent.

I developed this surcoat pattern based on 13th-14th century sculpture and paintings.  This open-sided gown has trim around the side openings, unless otherwise specified.

The surcoat was typically worn over a fitted kirtle. You can buy the surcoat seperately, or as a set with the kirtle.

Style Price
Surcoat and Kirtle set
Surcoat without kirtle
$140.00
$75.00
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Kirtle     Item #W-003
The kirtle is a basic underdress that was worn with many gowns in medieval times, under a surcoat or other outer gown.  It was typically worn over a lightweight chemise that served as undergarments.  The gown worn over it, would either sleeveless or have wide, flowing sleeves.

This kirtle is made of natural linen, unless otherwise requested.  It is fitted by lacing down the back to the hips.  Delicate trim is available to be added at the end of the sleeve and the hem.

This kirtle is also available with interchangeable lace-on sleeves, for an additional cost.  This allows you to match your sleeves to additional overdresses, such as the bliaut, without buying a new kirtle.

Style Price
Basic Kirtle
    Trim at Sleeves and Hem
    Button-down sleeves
      (buttons provided)
    Button-down sleeves
      (using your own buttons)
    With Lace-on Sleeves and Extra Sleeve Set
  $75.00
+$10.00
+$30.00

+$15.00

+$25.00
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Lady's Cotehardie     Item #W-004
This flattering, fitted, paneled gown was worn as a standard gown during the mid-14th century.  It was stlyed for both men and women.  Fitted through the upper body, it flairs at the hips with the addition of a triangular gore at each seam.

The coterhardie is seen both with back buttons to the hip or front buttoning the length of the dress.

The standard version of this dress comes with short sleeves, and back lacing. Other options include long sleeves, and button-front.

Style Price
Basic
Long-Sleeve
    With front button closure
    With back button closure
    In Brocade
$85.00
$100.00
+$40.00
+$20.00
+$75.00

Point-Sleeve Cotehardie     Item #W-005
This fitted, paneled gown of the 14th century can be worn as both overdress, or underdress.  Fitted through the upper body, it flairs at the hips with the addition of a triangular gore at each seam.

The back is closed and fitted by buttons or lacing to the hips.  Basic price includes lacing option.

This can be ordered 3 different ways: solid with contrasting gores, parti-colored, and parti-colored with contrasting gores.

Style Price
Solid with contrasting gores
Parti-colored
Parti-color with contrasting gores
    With back button closure
    With front button closure
$100.00
$110.00
$125.00
+$20.00
+$40.00

Burgundian Gown     Item #W-006
The Burgundian gown was popular in parts of France in the 15th century. It appears in many paintings from approximately 1450 to the end of the 15th century.

This gown is characterized by the low v-neck and turned back collar.  The gown is very full, and often had a long train, though I have modified this to a much shorter train.  It was shortened to prevent excessive damage to the fabric in the train from being constantly walked on.  The full bodice and skirt is taken in at a wide belt that sits just below the bust line.  It also has a small modesty panel that is attatched to the inside of the bodice area.

The sleeves are fitted, and have a turned back cuff of matching material to the collar. This material also can appear in a band at the hem.

This gown is typically layered over a fitted kirtle and chemise.  The kirtle and chemise are not included with this.

Style Price
Basic
In Brocade
With contrasting band at the hem
With fur at collar, sleeves and hem
$250.00
$300.00
+$25.00
+$50.00
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Lady's Houppelande     Item #W-007
The houppelande was the height in fashion for men and women in the 15th century.  It featured enormous amounts of material forming a very full gown, that was pulled in at the waist by a belt.

The woman's houppelande was designed to drag slightly on the floor, typically with a train, and a high collar.  Characterized by the extremely full skirt, this gown had many sleeve variations including bag-style sleeves, long trumpet sleeves, and long fitted sleeves.

The standard version of this dress comes with long fitted sleeves, and no train.  Other options are bell sleeves, bag sleeves, and train.

The houppelande would have been worn over a chemise, and sometimes also over a fitted kirtle.  These items are not included.

Style Price
Basic
With Train
    With Raised Collar
    With Bag Sleeves
    With Trumpet Sleeves
    In Brocade
$150.00
$200.00
+$25.00
+$25.00
+$50.00
+$75.00
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Florentine Gamurra     Item #W-008
This gamurra is based on the gowns seen in the paintings of Domenico Ghirlandaio in the 1480's.

This basic Italian gown is seen on noblewomen and serving women alike in solid fabrics and brocades.  The gown has a short, fitted bodice and a full skirt pleated onto the bodice.  It either is laced on the sides or back, or opens down the front with lacing closure.   My standard version is side lacing.

The gamurra is worn over a chemise.  It is often seen with fitted lace-on sleeves.

(A Cioppa is seen worn over the gamurra on the far left.)

Style Price
Basic Linen (no sleeves)
    With fitted, lace-on sleeves

In Silk, Velvet, or Wool (with sleeves)
In Brocade (with sleeves)
    With Front Lacing Closure
$125.00
+$25.00

$200.00
$250.00
+$25.00

Florentine Cioppa     Item #W-009
This Cioppa is based on the gowns seen in the paintings of the Tornabuoni family of Domenico Ghirlandaio in the 1480's.

This beautiful, distinct Italian over-gown is seen in brocades on noble patrons.  The gown has a short, fitted bodice and a full skirt pleated like the gamurra which is often worn beneath it.

It has a an open front with a v-neck and split skirt.  It is closed by way of a clasp, just below the bustline.  The sleeves worn with the cioppa are fitted with a slit at the elbow and a slight bell at the wrist.

Style Price
Basic Linen
    In Brocade
$125.00
+$100.00

English Tudor Gown     Item #W-010
This gown is based upon the gowns in paintings of English Ladies of the mid to late 16th century.

This gown has a square neck, and a full skirt.  It is accented by false undersleeves that attach over your chemise.

You will look like royalty in this exquisite gown.  Comes with overgown, undersleeves, and matching forepart (if split-skirt syle is chosen)

Style Price
Basic in Linen
In silk
In brocades
    With split skirt and forepart
$250.00
$300.00
$350.00
+$75.00
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Lady's Cloak     Item #W-011
This fully lined cloak with hood, is based on later Renaissance cloaks.   Cloaks were worn in many forms throughout the medieval and renaissance eras.

Designed to go over a gown, it is cut long.  If a shorter cloak is desired, please note it in your order.

Style Price
Basic linin (unlined)
Doubleweight linen
In wool lined with linen
In velvet lined with satin
$100.00
$150.00
$200.00
$250.00
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