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Historic Costume Patterns!

We offer the best Elizabethan, Tudor, and Italian Renaissance period costume patterns available anywhere. Extensive and thoroughly diagramed manuals lead you through every step of construction and fitting.

Click on any of the product lines below to find out more about what we have to offer.

The 16th Century
Lady's Doublet
  The Tudor
Lady's Wardrobe
  The Italian Pattern Line  
New for May 2016!

The first offering in our Single Garment Pattern Line! The 16th Century Lady's Doublet is suitable for all classes in the years 1565 - 1600. The pattern includes three neckline and collar styles, and many other options.
  Everything you need to dress the Tudor woman, from undergarments to accessories. It's not just for the upper class lady: we also provide instructions and pattern pieces for the working class Tudor woman. Includes a 180+ page instruction manual, this time with detailed historical notes by Tudor researcher Kimiko Small.   For years, our customers have been clamoring for Italian Renaissance period patterns. We are delighted to now offer two patterns in this new line, suitable for the years 1530 - 1600: The Italian Renaissance Lady's Underpinnings, and the Italian Lady's Wardrobe. Available singly, or in a discounted Combo Pack! From our successful Kickstarter campaign!

The Elizabethan
Comfort Pattern
  The Elizabethan
Comfort Mod Pack
  The Elizabethan
Pattern Line
Back in Stock!

An ensemble geared towards comfort and ease, the Elizabethan Comfort Pattern includes an A-line Kirtle with semi-fitted underdress and detachable laced sleeves, and a Gown, a semi-fitted coat that can be worn with several sleeve styles. Includes our usual highly detailed manual, supporting sizes from 2 to 28.
  New for August 2016!

A Supplement to the Elizabethan Comfort Pattern, the Comfort Mod Pack contains patterns and instructions for adjusting the gown in any length desired, including the addition of a train, or lengthening the side gores. Also includes instructions for variations to the neckline, and several sleeve length and opening options.


Our original collection of Elizabethan Period costume patterns! Includes the Lady's Underpinnings, the starting point for all of your Elizabethan-era costumes, the Elizabethan Accessories, and the Elizabethan Working Woman patterns.

The Elizabethan Lady's and Gentlemen's Wardrobes, two perennial favorites, are currently out of stock, but they're being reworked and will be back soon. Stay tuned!

News: August 4, 2016



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