Basic D.I.Y. Clothing Patterns for Medieval Women
are aimed at basic patterning and some of these patterns are
not aimed at historical costumers or re-enactors. A couple
of the patterns are quite good for re-enactor ladies. They will
give quite usable and relatively accurate clothes for stallholders
or members of the public attending an event who want to have decent,
basic clothes which look right, avoid the pitfalls of fussy, unnecessarily
complicated commercial patterns.
They can be made in solid linen/cotton blends for stallholders
or made for nobles in brocaded fabrics or dupion silk. Even a
very basic pattern looks completely different when an upmarket
fabric is used, which is especially true of the Easy and Early
CHEATY T- TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make a basic cheaty
T-TUNIC TUTORAL - Mostly historically accurate and
easy to upgrade in the future.
13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown
with short, wide sleeves.
WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown
with really big sleeves.
EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make a basic gown
with front lacing.
OR GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make a medieval dress with
HOSE TUTORIAL - How to make hose based on the London
HOOD TUTORIAL - How to make an early medieval hood.
WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL - How to make a 14th
or 15th century hood.
SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a surcote with 4 seams.
SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a sideless surcote
LADY SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a noblewoman's
& FILLET - How to make an early 14th century
- PLAIN, TO PIN A VEIL ONTO - under construction
FRILLED, FOR USE WITH BARBETTE - How to make a Manesse
PLEATED, FOR USE WITH BARBETTE - under construction
- SILK WITH DECORATION - How to make a fancy silk
circlet - under construction
MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make eyelets
MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttonholes
BUTTON MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttons to match
CORD TUTORIAL - Making lacing cord for your gown
MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make tassels
THINGS TO NOTE!
cutting guides are not actual measurements.
When using as cotton shirt to make your own pattern, make sutre
it's not a stretchy shirt or your fabric will not stretch the
ALL of these patterns will require a certain amount of
taking in and pinning once they have been cut. This will give
you a custom fit to make it fit your body shape. Medieval people
did it that way.
I use these pattern guides myself for things that I wear and they
only fit so nicely because I pin them in to fit after the basic
fabric has been cut. Otherwise, yes. They hang like a sack.
I can't stress this enough... if in doubt, cut a little bigger.
You can always pin in, but it's very hard to adjust something
if it's cut too small.
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