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Medieval Patterns

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Peasant Pattern

Based on research, peasants (that is, common farmers and shepherds) were wearing almost the same clothing from the 14th through 16th centuries. From manuscript illuminations, books of hours, and the sketchbooks of famous painters like Holbein and Dόrer comes evidence that peasants wore the same style of functional, easy-wearing clothing for the better part of three centuries.

This is a full-size paper pattern for Western European Peasant Men. It includes patterns for the tunic, leggings, hood or coif, drawers, and shirt shown in these illustrations and based on extant archeological examples.

Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.

$30.00


 
15th century Women's Kirtle & Sleeves

A pattern for fifteenth century kirtle and sleeves for late medieval common woman or underdress for high medieval noblewoman.

$25.00

 

15th century Doublet & Hosen

A pattern for fifteenth century doublet and hosen for late medieval common man or underwear for high medieval nobleman.

$30.00

 

Cloth Hose

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th through 17th century cloth hose, boot hose, and netherstocks (fabric, not knitted). All Sizes in one envelope. Fits calves up to 17" with instructions on how to adjust for larger calves. Embellishment suggestions included.

$15.00

 

1440s-1480s Lady's V-neck Gown

 Both the pleated early version and the smooth-fitting later version are included in the pattern, along with two sleeve variations.

$35.00

 

15th century Man's Gown

Long, knee-length, and ultra-chic short versions all included in the pattern.

$30.00

 

Pre Tudor Men's Gowns

 

The perfect man's gown for the transitional period of the 1490s. This pattern includes options for common- and noblemen's gowns.

 

$30.00

 

1490s (pre-Tudor) Woman's Kirtle

 

Looking for the perfect transitional common woman's dress? Are you a Lady from Spain and need an under dress to wear with your 1490s gown?

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 1490s pre-Tudor Common woman's Kirtle with long (A) or no (B) sleeves. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool or silk
light linen for lining

Yardage Requirements:
Gown: 6 yrds 45" or 4½ yrds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 6 yrds 45” or 4½ yrds 60” wide

 

$30.00


 

Early Tudor (1500-1520s) Man's Gown & Jerkin

 

The perfect man's gown for the Early Tudor period from 1500 through the 1520s. This is the time of Henry VII (Henry Tudor), Ferdinand II of Aragon, and Maximilian I of Habsburg. This pattern includes options for common- and noblemen's gowns.

 

$30.00

 

1490s (pre-Tudor) Lady's Gown

 

Looking for the perfect transitional lady's gown? Expected in court and the year is 1492?

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 1490s century pre-Tudor Commonwoman's Gown. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

$30.00


 

15th century Man's Accessories

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 15th century men's accessories including hood with and without liripipe, chaperon, shirt, braies (drawers) and the ubiquitous acron hat.

Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool for hood and chaperon
coat weight wool or wool felt for hat light to medium weight linen for shirt and braies

 

$30.00


 

15th century Women's Accessories

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Woman's accessories including open hood with and without liripipe, shift or smock, veil, wimple, and instructions for wrapping your hair in linen in 15th century style.

Fits busts 27"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool for hood
light to medium weight linen for shift, veil, wimple, linen headwraps

 

$30.00

 

14th century Women's Accessories

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Woman's accessories including hood with and without liripipe, shift or smock, hose (cloth stockings), veil, wimple, and instructions for arranging your hair in braids 14th century style.

Fits busts 27"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool for hose and hood
light to medium weight linen for shift, veil, wimple

 

$30.00

 

14th century Man's Accessories

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Man's accessories including two- and three-piece coif or arming cap, hood with and without liripipe, shirt, long or short braies (drawers) and chausses (hose or cloth stockings).

Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool for chausses and hood
light to medium weight linen for coifs, shirt and braies

 

$30.00

 

Kragelund Tunic

 

This is our full-size paper pattern for the Kragelund Tunic, a garment found in Denmark and carbon dated from 1045 through 1155. It's the perfect thing for the Battle of Hastings, Clontarf, or any turn-of-the-millenia occasion.

Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.

Suggested Fabrics:
plain or twill weave wool

Yardage Requirements:
3 yds at least 60" wide or 4 yards 45" wide

 

$25.00

 

Moselund Tunic

 

This is our full-size paper pattern for the Moselund Tunic, a garment found in Denmark and carbon dated from 1045 through 1155. It's the perfect thing for the Battle of Hastings, Clontarf, or any turn-of-the-millenia occasion.

Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.

Suggested Fabrics:
plain or twill weave wool

Yardage Requirements:
3 yds at least 60" wide or 4 yards 45" wide

 

$25.00

 

14th century Women's Kirtle or Cotehardie

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Kirtle or "Cotehardie" with long buttoned or laced or short sleeves with or without tippets. Northern European and Italian variants included. A variety of closures and neckline options are also included.

Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

 Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool
light linen or silk for lining

Yardage Requirements:
Dress: 5 yds 45" or 3½ yds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 5 yds 45” or 3½ yds 60” wide

 

$25.00

 

14th century Man's Cotehardie

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Man's Cotehardie with buttoned or laced front and tight-fitting sleeves. Thigh-length "slim" and knee-length "skirted" versions both included. NOTE: patterns does not include hose or hood.

Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool, silk, or linen
light linen or silk for lining

Yardage Requirements:
4 yds 45" or 3 yds 60" wide
 

$25.00

 

14th century Women's Smock or Chemise

 

Even if you aren't, there is substantive evidence that some medieval women wore a sleeveless shift or smock under their tight-fitting kirtles or cotes, just like we see in on the Bathhouse Keepers in the margins of the Wencelslaus Bible.

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century sleeveless smock or shift based on pictorial evidence and an extant example.

Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
lightweight linen

Yardage Requirements:
3 yds 45" or 2 yds 60" wide

$25.00

 

14th century Women's Surcote

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Sideless Surcote. Worn over the tightly-fitted kirtle, this is the overdress Church elders called "The Gates of Hell" because it revealed a woman's curves through its side openings.

Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
 

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool or silk
light linen, silk or fur for lining

Yardage Requirements:
3 yds 45" or 2 yds 60" wide

 

$25.00

 

14th century Grand Assiette Pourpoint

 

Are you part of the 14th century mafia? Do you want that big-chested silhouette you see in all the manuscript illuminations? Well, wait no more!

Our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century men's pourpoint with grand assiette sleeve construction based on extant examples and period illustrations. Suitable for use for civilian wear. Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool, medium weight linen or silk
light linen for lining
silk, wool or cotton batting for stuffing

Yardage Requirements:
Outer Material: 4 yds 45" or 2½ yds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 4 yds 45” or 2½ yds 60” wide

 

$25.00

 

15th century Burgundian Arming Coat

 

Our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 15th century men's arming coat extant examples and period illustrations. Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool, medium weight linen or silk
light linen for lining
silk, wool or cotton batting for padding
alternately, layers of linen may be used instead of padding

Yardage Requirements:
Outer Material: 3 yds 45" or 2½ yds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 3 yds 45” or 2½ yds 60” wide

 

$25.00

 

14th century Jupon of the Black Prince

 

Our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century men's arming coat based on the arming coat of Edward, the Black Prince. Elbow-length and long-sleeved versions included. Fits chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool, medium weight linen or silk
light linen for lining
silk, wool or cotton batting for stuffing

Yardage Requirements:
Outer Material: 4 yds 45" or 2½ yds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 4 yds 45” or 2½ yds 60” wide

 

$25.00

 

Medieval Irish Moy Gown

 

This is our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for the surviving Irish medieval woman's dress known as The Moy Gown. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool

Yardage Requirements:
Gown: 6 yds 45" or 4½ yds 60" wide

$30.00

 

1470s-1500 Florentine Woman's Outfit

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 15th century Italian Common woman's Outfit or gamurra as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1470s through the end of the century. Pattern includes tie-on sleeves with multiple variations, center or side-back closure, gathered or pleated skirts, coif, partlet. Instructions for camicia (shift) and period hairstyle also included. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
Partners perfectly with RH510 for the Upper Class Florentine look.

 

$25.00

 

 

Fruitseller or Common Woman's Dress

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 16th century Italian Common woman's Gown as seen in the work of Vincenzo Campi. Pattern includes tie-on sleeves, center or side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions fro ruffled-collared camisa or scoop-necked pleated camisa also included. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

$25.00

 

1470s-1500 Florentine Lady's Overgown

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 15th century Italian Lady's Overgown or Giornea as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1470s through the end of the century. Pattern includes closed as well as an open-sided giornea complete with embellishment suggestions. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
Partners perfectly with RH509 for the Upper Class Florentine look.

 

$30.00

 

 

1490s (pre-Tudor) Man's Gown

 

This pattern includes options for common- and noblemen's gowns. Full size paper patterns for Early Tudor men's gown for wear over man's doublet and hosen (RH610).

 

$30.00

 

 

1500s-1525 Florentine Woman's Outfit

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 16th century Italian Woman's Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the beginning of the century until about 1525. Pattern includes tie-on sleeves, center or side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift). Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

$25.00

 

 

1530s Florentine Lady's Gown

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 1530s Lady's Gown as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region and seen often in the portraits painted by Agnolo Bronzino. Pattern includes large one- or two-piece sleeves, side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift) also included. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

$25.00

 

 

1540s-60s Florentine Lady's Outfit

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 16th century Italian Lady's Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1540s until Eleanore's death in 1562 and possibly as late as 1580. Pattern includes petticoat and over gown both with tie-on sleeves, side-back closure, A-line pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift) and period hairstyle also included. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

 

$30.00

 

 

1545-1550s Man's Schaube or Caputo

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for German (Scahube) or Italian (Caputo) cloak popular in the 1540s-1550s, based on the garments of Mauritz, the Elector of Saxony and Don Grazia de Medici. Fits chests 34"-54" and larger. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions and period construction techniques included.
 

$30.00

 

 

 

1560s-70s French Gown

 

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 1560s-70s Elizabethan Lady's overgown and kirtle known as a "French Gown". Included are overgown, boned kirtle, farthingale, forepart, sleeves, and directions for a smock and partlet with ruffled collar.
Kirtle and gown fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
 

Suggested Fabrics
Kirtle, Overgown, Forepart and Sleeves: light weight to coat weight wool, velvet or silk brocade, light linen for lining
Partlet, Smock: light linen
Farthingale: medium-weight silk or linen, reed or cane for hoops
 

Yardage Requirements:
Kirtle or gown: 6 yds 45" or 4½ yds 60" wide
Lining (optional): 6 yds 45” or 4½ yds 60” wide
Smock 3 yds at least 60” wide
Sleeves 2 yds at least 45” wide
Forepart 2 yds at least 45” wide
Farthingale 3 yds at least 45” wide

 

$30.00