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The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe

The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe

This carefully researched, exhaustively documented pattern set comprises an underskirt, six skirt types, four types of bodice and eight styles of sleeves -- not including the included variations like shoulder rolls, wings, and three styles of tabs! This means, without even counting trim designs or changes in material, you can assemble 960 variations from this pattern package alone!The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe package includes: Underskirt and forepart, Overskirt with or without a train, High-and low-necked bodice styles, with four choices of closure, Five choices of style for shoulder and waistline treatments, Eight sleeve styles. But it's more than just variety, more than just accuracy and research. The patterns cover a full range of sizes from 2-30, and includes detailed instructions on fitting and adjusting that will expand your sewing capabilities immensely.

Price: $43.00

Elizabethan Comfort Pattern

Elizabethan Comfort Pattern

This ensemble is based on the kirtle and gown from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion. The lines suggest that the garments were suitable for pregnancy, but the style was worn by women of all ages and classes, in varying materials. The Kirtle is an A-line, semi-fitted underdress, with detachable laced sleeves. It fastens in the back with laces, and has separate two-part curved sleeves that lace into the armholes. The hem is stiffened to support the skirts. The front panel of the kirtle can be decorated, or cut in a richer fabric than the rest of the garment. While the kirtle would properly have been worn over a smock, and often a corset, such as the ones in the Underpinnings package, it is not strictly neccesary to do so. The Gown is a semi-fitted coat, with short shaped puffed "mahoitered" sleeves or shoulder wings. It can also be worn with several of the sleeve styles from the Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe pattern. There are two front opening options, one cut away to show the kirtle or a forepart, the other fastening down the front to the hem. The gown may be made lined or unlined, with a wide variety of decoration. The kirtle and the gown have optional maternity hemlines and breastfeeding openings. In addition, the package comes with a 90-page detailed instruction manual, extensively illustrated, 3-hole punched for insertion in a binder. This includes a great deal of instruction in advanced sewing and costuming techniques, as well as appendices, sizing and measuring charts, and a detailed bibliography.
The patterns are multi-sized from 2 to 28.

Price: $33.00

Elizabethan Accessories

Elizabethan Accessories

This package provides the patterns you need to complete the wardrobes begun with either the Elizabethan Lady's or Gentleman's patterns. Here you will find the elegant ruffs and distinctive hats and headpieces of the period, for both men and women. It includes patterns and directions for seven different hats, neck and wrist ruffs, a standing ruff, partlet, two purses, a fan, and a lady's needlebook. The 85-page manual contains a wealth of valuable millinery techniques, detailed instructions, and illustrations. Based on the best research sources currently available, this includes some of the pieces that have, until now, been difficult to get right, such as the attifet, French hood, standing ruff and supportasse. The manual is completed by the usual layout diagrams, appendices, and bibliography.

Price: $23.00

Elizabethan Working Woman’s Wardrobe

Elizabethan Working Woman’s Wardrobe

Who needs this pattern? The thousands of Renaissance women who do NOT play nobles, and have NOT acquired the Elizabethan Lady's Ensemble. The ale wenches, shop-women, herbalists, blacksmith's wives, midwives, chambermaids, farmers' wives, and thousands of others. Until now they've been left without a high-standard, historically accurate option. No more -- now there's a more authentic option. Each pattern package comes with extensive instructions and documentation -- including detailed discussion of extant specimens, how they were made and worn, materials and techniques of the period, and the modern equivalents you can use to achieve the closest possible results. The Elizabethan Working Woman’s Wardrobe includes: Smock, Bodice with 3 lacing options, 2 sleeve options, 4 Waist skirting & tabs, 4 Shoulder wings and tabs, Skirt, Partlet, Apron, Neck Cloth, Pouch, Caul, Coif and Flat Cap. The patterns cover a full range of sizes from 2-30, and include detailed instructions on fitting and adjusting that will expand your sewing capabilities immensely.

Price: $37.00

Elizabethan Gentleman’s Wardrobe

Elizabethan Gentleman’s Wardrobe

The Elizabethan Gentleman's Wardrobe package includes: Doublet with three style variations Eight styles of sleeves, Five styles of slops, Two styles of Venetian breeches, Five shoulder and four waist tab variations, Shirt, and Short cloak. As with the other patterns in this line, these are professionally printed on fine pattern tissue in a wide range of sizes. It is accompanied by an exhaustively detailed, extensively illustrated manual containing 175 pages of technique and background information. Based on the best research sources currently available, these patterns comprise the single most comprehensive source available for costuming the Elizabethan Gentleman.

Price: $49.00

Easy Peasant Shirts/Chemise

Easy Peasant Shirts/Chemise

Easy gathered loose shirt. Gathered sleeves with ruffled or banded cuff option. Three neckline options: Drawstring with ruffle,elastic or drawstring casing. Use under jerkins or doublets.
Multisize fits chest 32 to 52 inches.

Price: $12.00

Nobleman/Noblewoman/s Shirt

Nobleman/Noblewoman/s Shirt

High necked shirt typical of the Elizabethan upperclasses. Standup collar has box-pleated frill or may be made with lace edging. Sleeves are gathered with box pleats on the cuffs. Make partially or fully opened in front. Neck and cuffs tie, button or hook.
Multisized fits chest 32" to 52"

Price: $12.00

Easy Peasant Bodice - Front-Laced

Easy Peasant Bodice - Front-Laced

Renaissance wear the easy way! Lightly boned bodice laces in the front and has gently squared neckline. Options are given for four shoulder treatments (round or square tabs, solid or split cap) and three waist finishes (round or square tabs or solid skirting).
Multisized 4-24

Price: $13.00

Easy Renaissance Adjustable Bodice Pattern

Easy Peasant Bodice - Front and Side-Laced

This easy bodice pattern is adjustable in three places: front-lacing, side-lacing and shoulder-lacing. This lets you adjust the width of the bodice and the length as well, a popular feature for ladies whose weight tends to fluctuate. It features a deep neckline and the pointed front that are popular at Renaissance events all over the world. The top straps tie with a ribbon or lace. The center front and both sides are boned to give you the proper cone shape. This pattern lets you fit a variety of sizes and shapes with just a few bodices. Instructions are given to add optional bottom loop tabs, which gives the bodice a more elegant, finished look.
Multisized 4-24

Price: $15.00

Easy Peasant/Pirate Pants

Easy Peasant/Pirate Pants

This pattern lets you make very simple pants with an elastic or drawstring waist. Finish the legs with an elastic or drawstring bottom, or leave them open and cross-garter them for a peasant look. Or, for that scallywag look, shred them off below the knee.
Multisize waist 25"-47"

Price: $13.00

Easy Elizabethan Breeches (Venetians)

Easy Elizabethan Breeches (Venetians)

This style of breeches, called Venetians, were the height of male fashion in the later Elizabethan era. They are wider at the hips and taper through the lower thigh. This pattern has leg and waist bands with three front closure options.
Multisize waist 25" - 47"

Price: $13.00

Easy Cape Pattern

Easy Cape Pattern

A whole wardrobe of capes in one easy pattern! It comes in lengths from short to long and sizes from extra-small to 4X. Make the body of the cape with or without a lining, then choose to add a lined hood or lined collar. The shoulders are fitted so the cape won't slip off. With a generous flare at the bottom, it provides room to cover even a large costume.

Price: $16.00

"Irish Leine" (Shirt)

With this pattern you can make several different styles of the traditional Irish shirt called a leine (pronounced "linn") worn by both men and women. The shirt is very large and loose and has full, bagged sleeves gathered at the shoulder and down the arm on a drawstring or with its sleeve gathers stitched in place with stitches or decorative trim. There are diamond shaped gussets under the arm for ease. Two different sleeves are given - rectangular or triangular - and two necklines - scooped or slit front. While both necklines and sleeve styles are seen on both men and women, for women the leine commonly is styled with the scoop neckline and large rectangular bag sleeves. For men, the neckline is often higher with the slit front opening, and frequently the sleeves are the somewhat smaller triangular bagged style. A long leine could be belted and worn alone, or with an ionar (a type of short doublet). This is a very loose fitting garment and some people prefer their leine looser than others. Choose the appropriate cutting line by comparing your bust/chest measurements to the size chart. If you like a lot of room in your shirts, choose the next size up.

Multisize: 33 inch chest through 52 inch chest.

Price: $13.00

"Irish" Dress & Underskirt

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 bones in the front and on the sides. 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, with button holes or decorative eyes, 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.
Multisize: 33 1/2 inch chest through 47 inch chest.

Price: $19.00

Dashing Doublets

Dashing Doublets

A basic man's Renaissance doublet with two neckline variations, three bottom finishes and multiple sleeve options. Can be used for doublets from peasant to nobleman.
Multi-sized chest 36"-54"

Price: $13.00

15th century Man's Gown

Reconstructing History 005: 15th Century Man's Gown

Pattern for the pleated men's gown wore by noblemen throughout the 15th century. Long, knee-length, and ultra-chic short versions all included in the pattern. Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.
Multi-sized chest 36"-54"

Price: $30.00

1620s Doublet

Reconstructing History 108: 1620s Doublet

Man's doublet circa 1610s-20s. Included are instructions for optional paning. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54”

Price: $25.00

1570s-1600 Breeches or Trunkhose

Reconstructing History 206: 1570s-1600 Breeches or Trunkhose

Man's breeches circa 1570-1600 (aka Trunkhose or "Pumpkin Pants"). All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit waists 28"-50"

Price: $16.00

Elizabethan Feminine Doublet

Reconstructing History 211: Elizabethan Feminine Doublet

A beautiful women's doublet dating from 1585 with hidden laced closure, buttoned front, high collar, skirts, and padded epaulettes. Lacing holes inside the armscyes are for the attachment of decorative sleeves. Front of the doublet is boned so wearing a separate pair of bodies may not be necessary.
Scoop-necked, sleeved, pointed-waist version also included in the same pattern.

Price: $25.00

Dungiven Outfit

Reconstructing History 305: Dungiven Outfit

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes to make a replica of the Dungiven find including doublet with pinked detail and bias-cut trews. Cloak pattern also included. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Fits up to 55" chest with instructions to fit larger chests.

Price: $35.00

Arnish Moor Outfit

Reconstructing History 309: Arnish Moor Outfit

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes to make the late 17th/early 18th century Arnish Moor Outfit including jacket, shirt and cut (not knit) hose. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Fits up to 55" chest with instructions to fit larger chests.

Price: $35.00

Tawnamore Outfit

Reconstructing History 310: Tawnamore Outfit

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes to make the 17th century Tawnamore Outfit including coat, jacket, and breeches. Knit items and hat NOT included. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Fits up to 55" chest with instructions to fit larger chests.

Price: $35.00

Geirmak

Reconstructing History 404: Geirmak

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for man's Giermak with front sleeve slits, and optional collar and cuffs. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54"

Price: $35.00

Ottoman Turkish Woman

Reconstructing History 406: Ottoman Turkish Woman

No Ghawazee coats here! This is what Turkish Women really wore in the early part of the Ottoman Empire (16th and 17th century). Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for Lady's Ottoman Turkish Outfit including caftan(s), shalwar (trousers), and gömlek (shirt). All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit busts 30.5"-48" and waists 23"-41" with instructions for adjustments to smaller and larger sizes.

Price: $35.00

Landskncecht Wams und Hosen

Reconstructing History 502: Landskncecht Wams und Hosen

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for Men's early 16th century Wams (doublet) and Hosen (pants) as worn by Landsknechten. Pattern includes Open Wams with Brustfleck, Closed Wams, and Hosen with straight or Italianate slanted back seams. Detailed instructions. Embellishment suggestions included. Historical notes. All Sizes in one envelope.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50"

Price: $35.00

Waffenrok

Reconstructing History 503: Waffenrok

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for Men's early 16th century German Waffenrok or Arming Gown as worn by Landsknecht officers. Pattern includes arming gown with full sleeves and a variety of skirt pleating techniques. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50"

Price: $35.00

Kampfrau or Common Woman's Dress

Reconstructing History 504: Kampfrau or Common Woman's Dress

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for Men's early 16th century German Waffenrok or Arming Gown as worn by Landsknecht officers. Pattern includes arming gown with full sleeves and a variety of skirt pleating techniques. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54" and waists 28"-50"

Price: $25.00

Early Tudor Common Woman's Outfit

Reconstructing History 603: Early Tudor Common Woman's Outfit

The perfect common woman's outfit for the Northern Renaissance period of Henry VIII and "Bloody" Mary Tudor. Full size paper patterns for Early Tudor common woman's outfit including front- or back-lacing kirtle, smock, cap, apron, and choice of two styles of partlet. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41"

Price: $25.00

1700s-1730s Waistcoats

Reconstructing History 704: 1700s-1730s Waistcoats

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for men's waistcoats circa 1700s-1730s. Both sleeved and sleeveless version included. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54"

Price: $25.00

1680s-1740s Jacket

Reconstructing History 705: 1680s-1740s Jacket

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for common man's jacket circa 1680s-1740s based on extant examples and the Admiralty Slop Contract specifications for 1690-1740. Appropriate for Sailors and Lower Class Men of all descriptions. All sizes included in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.
Multisized to fit chests 34"-54"

Price: $25.00

12th through 16th c Peasant Man

Reconstructing History 004: 12th through 16th c Peasant Man

Peasants (that is, common farmers and shepherds) were wearing almost the same clothing from the 12th through 16th centuries. From manuscript illuminations, books of hours, and the sketchbooks of famous painters like Holbein and Dürer comes evidence that peasants wore the same style of functional, easy-wearing clothing for the better part of three centuries.
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"

Price: $30.00

Corsets

Laughing Moon #100: Corsets

This pattern has the widest size range, the most complete instructions and illustrations, and all the pieces are in one package! (two corset styles, chemise and drawers!) Appropriate for the Victorian period 1837 -1899.
View A, the Dore Corset is a straight seam corset with 5 pieces on each side.
View B, the Silverado Corset has bust gores with 6 main pattern pieces and 2 bust gores on each side.
Both corsets can be made up plain or fancy. The open drawers have a pointed waistband in front and a drawstring closure with 6 tucks and lace trim at the hems. The sleeveless chemise has a yoke with a front opening and 6 tucks at the hem with lace trim.

Price: $16.00

Sporting Costume

Laughing Moon #110- Ladies' 1890's Sporting Costumes with Leggings

Victorian Basque in two styles, with skirt and bloomers in two styles, leggings included. Suitable for Victorian bicycling, hiking, hunting, sharpshooting. Sizes 4-28 included with the pattern.

Price: $19.00

Men's Shirts

Laughing Moon # 107 - Men's Victorian and Edwardian shirts

Informal and formal shirt patterns with multiple collar and cuff choices. Included are 14 different styles of period neckwear. Men's chest sizes from 32 to 56 are all included in the package.

Price: $19.00

Corsets

Laughing Moon #113 - Ladies' and Gentlemen's Under Bust Corset (1894 - 1909)

Price: $16.00

Corsets

Laughing Moon #114 - Ladies Round Dresses (1840's-1852)

includes three bodices, five sleeves, pelerine, and under sleeves. Sizes 4-28 included with the pattern.

Price: $19.00

1860's Day Dress

Laughing Moon #111: 1860's Day Dress

All measurements and yardage requirements are indicated on the pattern. All instructions included.

All Views have a two dart front bodice and a classic curved V, tucked back. The darts are boned. The front of the skirt is directionally knife pleated, the sides are box pleated and the back is cartridge pleated (gauged). The bodice, sleeves, and skirt are flat lined with polished cotton. The skirt has a pocket and is stitched to the bodice. The bodice has piping at the neck, armscyes and waist. View A has coat sleeves, View B has pagoda sleeves, and View C has pleated pagoda sleeves. Included are a patterns for a 1 1/2 inch collar and plain undersleeves

Price: $19.00

1880 Late Victorian Corset

Truly Victorian #110: 1880 Late Victorian Corset

This corset pattern is taken from an original pattern found in the May 31, 1886 issue of De Gracieuce, a Dutch magazine similar to Harpers Bazzar. It was published in several other magazines of the time as well, including La Mode Illustre and Harpers Bazzar. This pattern has been modified slightly to accommodate the different cup sizes and modern body types, but retains most of the original proportions and elegance of the original garment.
This corset has 6 panels, a center front busk, and laces in the center back. Pattern sizes range from bust sizes 28" through 54", waist sizes 19" - 45" and hip sizes 30" through 56".

Price: $13.00

1864 Sash Belt

Truly Victorian #445: 1864 Sash Belt

Wide belts were very popular through the 1860's. Belts with long tabs were a favorite in 1864-1866. They look wonderful with a blouse, and also with a Spanich Jacket. A belt can also dress up a plain bodice. They can be either the same fabric as the skirt, or a contrasting fabric to define the waist. Period examples were used for both day outfits and dinner or evening dresses.
This belt has two long tabs in the front, and 2 longer tabs in the back. The center back has a laced closure.

Price: $8.00

1860's Ballgown Bodice

Truly Victorian #442: 1860's Ballgown Bodice

This bodice fits just off the shoulder for evening wear. It reaches to the waist and has a point in front and back. An optional gathered bertha trims the neckline. The closure is in the center back, with hooks and eyes. The sleeve is a small pouf with a fitted lining. A double bow decorates the shoulders. This style is particularly suited to 1850-1873, but can be used for other periods as well. Heavy decorations at the neckline will give an elegant look to the bodice.

Price: $11.00

Laughing Moon 106 - California Pants

Men's and Women's 1850-1900 Civilian style pants with horizontal front pockets, button fly and suspender buttons. Men's sizes from waist 28" to 60" and women's waist sizes from 22" to 40" are all included in the package. The front has vertical front pockets, a button fly, and suspender buttons. The back can have two welt pockets or none at all, a back cinch belt and a split back waistband with suspender buttons. The hems at the bottom of the legs are shorter at the center front than the center back and have a very slight flare.

Price: $19.00

Men's Skirted Frock Coat and Vests

Men's Skirted Frock Coat and Vests

Both the Double and Single Breasted Frock Coats and Vest A are exact copies of an antique frock and matching vest circa 1880. Vest B is a copy of a vest circa 1850. The silhouette of all garments is appropriate for the time period 1850-1915. The double breasted frock coat can be buttoned on either side. The silk lining shows at the notched collar. The single breasted option has a plain collar and 4 buttons. They both have tails opened to the waist and have inside pockets in both breast and in the tails. Vest A has a notched collar and four welt pockets on the outside and two inside pockets at the breast. The collar is “laid on” and does not go all the way around the back of the neck. Vest B has a shawl collar and two welt pockets. View B’s collar goes all the way around the back of the neck. The back of both vests has a cinch belt.

Price: $19.00