Pattern for Early Tudor Middle Class Women's Gowns - Small Sizes

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Patterns for several different versions of women’s Tudor-era middle-class gowns (dresses or overdresses), including various sleeve and bodice styles. Ideal for the first half of the 16th century. With full instructions for choosing materials, sizing and constructing garments - perfect for reenactors.


Based on documentary descriptions, brasses, effigies and paintings, including:
- Tomb effigies of two unknown ladies of c1520 at St Andrew’s Church, Prestwold, Charnwood, Leicestershire
- Brass monument to T. Pownder and wife, 1525, St Mary Quay, Ipswich.
- Figures in The Wedding Dance in the Open Air, 1566, Pieter Bruegel. The Detriot Institute of Arts, Detriot
- A Woman Seated on a Settle with Four Children, c1540, Holbein,
The British Museum, London


This pattern is available in either larger sizes or smaller sizes. This particular listing is for the smaller sizes. Please see the information below to ensure you're selecting the correct pattern for you. The photos for this listing also include a chart detailing specific measurements for each size.

Smaller Sizes
8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (UK) / 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 (US)

Larger Sizes
18, 20, 22, 24, 26 (UK) / 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 (US)


Please also note, these gowns are designed to be worn over a separate petticoat or kirtle. Patterns for these are not included and should be purchased in addition to the gown pattern. Photos of actual garments are examples only – no garments are included with this product.

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