Here are some photos of the loose kirtle worn under a red silk ropa a made a few years back. The Ropa never had a final photo shoot so I’m going to put up some photos of it while I had it back in my workroom.
(the shoulders don’t fit right on this manniking so it is sitting a little skewed but you get the idea I hope).
The Ropa was cut shorter in front to match a different gown design but is ground length at the back. It can be closed fully around a the bottom or folded and pinned back to leave a forepart showing. I think it works well to pair it with the new kirtle for a loose & lighter fitting gown for our hotter California days.
The kirtle was fully pre-shrunk and features a black hem guard at the bottom edge. It can be machine washed and was hemmed with an extra 1″ clearance at the front to minimize contact with the ground with such a light colored garment.