Irish Dress and Underskirt
This is a pattern of the style of dress adopted by the Irish clan groups at many Renaissance Fairs and Festivals. It is a simplification of the actual dress worn by the Celtic clans during the Renaissance and is worn over a type of large sleeve chemise called a leine.
The Irish dress is a simple front opening dress worn over a contrasting underskirt. On top is a sleeveless lined bodice that is lightly boned. The bodice attaches to an open front skirt just above the natural waistline. The bodice portion of the dress can be closed by lacing through grommets or buttonholes, or can be fastened with decorative hooks and eyes. The dress skirts are gored to reduce fullness at the waist. They may be pleated or gathered to the bodice and may or may not be lined per your preference. The pleated version is fuller than the gathered version. The gored underskirt may also be pleated or gathered to a drawstring or waistband option.
Chest Sizes 33 - 57 All Included