Tuesday, 24 March 2009

'Irish Dress'

I posted about someone's 'Celtic Dress' already. It appears to either be reselling, or a copy of, the 'Irish Dress' on the Sofi's Stitches website.

This is the closest actual, historical garment I could find from Ireland.

The differences are plain. There are attached sleeves, the skirt is one piece, the chemise neckline is visible and high, and this is a solidly middle-class garment inappropriate for the velvet of the 'Celtic Dress' version; the original surviving example was in twill.

It may help at least to know what time and place, 16th century Ireland, the dress is attempting to imitate!

1 comment:

  1. And did you even notice the Wrong! off the shoulder look?!