TECHNIQUES & TUTORIALS
CLOTHING PATTERNS & TUTORIALS
T- TUNIC TUTORIAL
13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL
WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL
EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL
OR GOWN TUTORIAL
EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL
WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL
SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL
COMMERCIAL PATTERNS & WHAT
TO DO ABOUT THEM
FUR & LEATHER NAMES
D.I.Y. Clothing Patterns for Medieval Women
These pages 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 Tunic patterns.
T- TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make a basic medieval gown
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 - Basic gown with front or back
OR GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make a medieval dress with buttons
HOSE TUTORIAL - How to make hose based on the London hose
EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL - How to make an early
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 with gores
SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make
a noblewoman's sideless surcote
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE!
These pattern cutting guides are not actual measurements.
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.