The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe
The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe is the centerpiece of
our Elizabethan Lady's Ensemble. Upon its introduction in 2001, it dramatically
raised the standard in historic costume patterns. Two years later, the
Second Edition incorporated experience, suggestions, and customer feedback,
which made it even better.
This carefully researched & 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 (click
on a topic to see technical illustrations):
The patterns are multi-sized from 2 to 30 (view
sizing chart pdf).
In addition, the package comes with extensive instructions:
142 pages of fully illustrated text, 3-hole punched for insertion in
a binder. This includes instruction in advanced sewing and costuming
techniques, trim suggestions, appendices, sizing and measuring charts,
a detailed bibliography, and an attractive cover insert. As some of
our customers have said, the manual alone is worth the price of the
"Margo with her eye for detail and her labor
intense work, she is the QUEEN of the Elizabethan gown!"
- Pat (first edition)
"The good news is that the spanish sleeves are
gorgeous, and the pattern was easier to fit than any other I have ever
used including those that I have drafted myself. Margo, your pattern
FITS incredibly well."
- Cat (first edition)
"Thank you Margo!!! I used your Ladies bodice
and sleeve patterns and never have I sewn something that went together
- Diane (first edition)