My latest crazy project. It took one year and two weeks to complete.
First layer: a linen self supporting kirtle. We patterned it to my body, made a mock up, tweaked it, then it was sewn. This layer was sewn by machine, hand made eyelets and Lucet cord for lacing.
Second layer: a wool cotehardie. This was worked completely by hand. I flat felled seams for added stability. I used raw silk for sleeve buttonhole interfacing. There are 17 button/buttonholes per sleeve and 100 going down the front. I love how it turned out!!