Historical Collection

These patterns are intended for living history reenactment and action theater. The patterns are research for historical accuracy, and are usually based off an actual garment in a museum somewhere or an interpretation from a portrait or period artistic piece.

Pattern: 16th Century Women’s Renaissance Chemise or Smock

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Historical Collection, Patterns, Patterns for Women | 1 comment

Pattern: 16th Century Women’s Renaissance Chemise or Smock

• Sewing Pattern – 16th Century Women’s Smock or Chemise. Sizes S-XL. All patterns in one envelope • Pattern based on a real garment found in Germany, but style can be documented all over Western Europe in the 1500s from Italy to England to Germany to Sweden. • Perfect for Living History, Theatrical Productions, and other Costumed Events! • Great for SCA, Living History Renaissance Festivals, Elizabethan Events, Scottish Highland Games, and Medieval Fairs • Instructions are included and they are detailed and fully illustrated with full color photos throughout Based on a real example in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to circa 1550, this smock aka chemise pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges sewn into a collar and cuffs with a separate ruffle for each area. It also features underarm gores and a center front neck opening which is held closed by a tie inserted through eyelets. It is a full length garment, but the pattern can be shortened if a half-length smock is desired. About the sample: This sample garment which was used for the packaging and final test pattern is made entirely of white linen and features some reverse smocking at both neckline and sleeve base to help hold the pleated gathers in place. The black cuff and collar needlework were inspired by the 1531 “Portrait of a Lady in Green” by the Italian painter Agnolo Bronzino. There wasn’t enough of the collar body artwork visible in the portrait to re-create it, so a pomegranate blackwork design was used instead. Pattern fits up to XL. All sizes in one envelope. This is a pattern, not a finished garment. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included. Suggested Fabrics: white or black light weight linen or linen/cotton blend. Yardage Requirements: 8 yards of 45″+ wide. Order this pattern...

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Pattern: 16th Century Men’s Renaissance Shirt with Neckline Gore

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Pattern: 16th Century Men’s Renaissance Shirt with Neckline Gore

• Sewing Pattern – 16th Century Men’s Shirt with neckline gore. Sizes S-XL. All patterns in one envelope • Pattern based on a real shirt found in Germany, but style of shirt can be documented all over Western Europe in the 1500s from Italy to England to Germany to Sweden. • Perfect for Living History, Theatrical Productions, and other Costumed Events! • Great for SCA, Living History Renaissance Festivals, Elizabethan Events, Scottish Highland Games, and Medieval Fairs • Instructions are included and they are detailed and fully illustrated with full color photos throughout.   Based on a real garment in the Fashion Museum in Bath, England dated to around 1590, this shirt/hemd pattern features a gathered neckline and lower sleeve edges sewn into a separate collar and cuffs with a separate ruffle for each area. By changing the width of the ruffle or the embellishments used, it’s easy to modify the era that the pattern portrays because the basic body of this shirt can be documented all throughout the 16th century. The outstanding feature of this pattern is the gore at the top of the shoulder, incorporated into the neckline. This allows for the fabric to drape very nicely and smoothly over this area without pulling on the collar. Those who’ve worn this shirt pattern versus the pattern without the gore pick this one because it is a bit more comfortable, and definitely looks better in pictures. That said, it’s also a bit more challenging to fit the neckline gore into place! It also features underarm gores and a center front neck opening which is held closed by a tie inserted through eyelets. About the sample: This sample garment which was used for the packaging and final test pattern is made entirely of white linen and features some reverse smocking at both neckline and sleeve base to help hold the pleated gathers in place. The black cuff and collar needlework is from the 1516-1519 “Portrait of a Man” by G. Romanino. The embroidery chart or the digitized embroidery file for machine use are both available at the designer’s website. Pattern fits up to XL. All sizes in one envelope. This is a pattern, not a finished garment. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included. Suggested Fabrics: white or black light weight linen or linen/cotton blend. Yardage Requirements: 3 yards of 45″+ wide.   Order this pattern...

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Pattern: 16th Century Men’s Renaissance Shirt

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Historical Collection, Patterns, Patterns for Men | Comments Off on Pattern: 16th Century Men’s Renaissance Shirt

Pattern: 16th Century Men’s Renaissance Shirt

 • Sewing Pattern – 16th Century Men’s Shirt. Sizes S-XL. All patterns in one envelope • Pattern based on a real shirt found in Germany, but style of shirt can be documented all over Western Europe in the 1500s from Italy to England to Germany to Sweden. • Perfect for Living History, Theatrical Productions, and other Costumed Events! • Great for SCA, Living History Renaissance Festivals, Elizabethan Events, Scottish Highland Games, and Medieval Faires • Instructions are included and they are detailed and fully illustrated with full color photos throughout. Based on a real garment in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to around 1550, this shirt or hemd pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges sewn into a collar and cuffs with a separate ruffle for each area. By changing the width of the ruffle or the embellishments used, it’s easy to modify the era that the pattern portrays because the basic body of this shirt can be documented all throughout the 16th century. It also features underarm gores and a center front neck opening which is held closed by a tie of your choosing. The sample shirt is held closed with buttons and tabs, and has been in active use for several years with little wear or tear despite working hard. Can be made in sizes up to XL. All sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included. Suggested Fabrics: white or black light weight linen or linen/cotton blend. Yardage Requirements: 3 yards of 45″+ wide Order this pattern now!...

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