Pattern for Tudor Girl's Kirtles and Petticoats

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Patterns for Tudor-era children’s petticoats and kirtles with or without sleeves. Ideal for 16th century impressions. With full instructions for choosing materials, sizing and constructing garments - perfect for reenactors.


Based on documentary descriptions, extant examples and paintings, including:
- Bodice worn under a gown by Eleanora of Toledo (died 1562) in Arnold, J (1985) Patterns of fashion: The cut and construction of clothes for men and women c1560-1620, London: Macmillan, 102
- Thomasine Petre’s accounts, 1555 - “3 yardes brode russet ... for a kyrtell”
- Detail from The field of the cloth of gold undated, artist unknown, Royal Collection (Hampton Court Palace)
- Detail from The St Bartholomew’s day massacre, 1572 - Francois Dubois, Lausanne


Please note this is a children's pattern and see the sizing information below to ensure you're selecting the correct pattern for your child.

Age 8 - 12 years
Waist 21½ to 26½ inches/54.5 - 67.5cm
Chest 26½ - 31½ inches/67.5 - 80cm

If you need this pattern in adult sizes you can find it here (in smaller sizes): https://www.etsy.com/listing/111933642/pattern-for-womens-tudor-kirtles-and or here (in larger sizes): https://www.etsy.com/listing/111902504/pattern-for-womens-tudor-kirtles-and


Also note, photos of actual garments are examples only – no garments are included with this product.

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