Patterns for Medieval & Renaissance

Check out our selection of Medieval & Renaissance Historical sewing patterns for Renaissance Costumes, Medieval Costumes, and Elizabethan Clothing.

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    Reconstructing History #RH107 - Men's 1630's Cassock and Cape Sewing Pattern

    This full-size paper pattern for men's cassock (casaque) or mandillion.  Can be worn as a sleeved overcoat or a cape. Detailed instructions with embellishment suggestions and historical notes.

    Multisized to fit chests 32"-60".

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH813 - Regency Men's Trousers Sewing Pattern

    This Men's Trowsers pattern gives you an easy-to-follow guide to making the trousers of the Napoleonic or Regency period. Long the lower body garment of the lower classes, during the French Revolution the wearing of trousers became a statement of empathy with the revolutionaries, the sans culottes (literally “without breeches”), as breeches were a symbol of the aristocracy.

    If we take changes in clothing as an indication of changes in social concepts, it is not surprising that this is the outfit that heralded the rise of the middle class.

    This pattern helps you make Trowsers you'll be proud to wear!

    Fits waists 28"-50". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH816 — 18th Century Men's Banyan and Cap Sewing Pattern

    In the late 17th and early 18th century, European upperclass men and women took to wearing this type of garment as a dressing gown.  Inspired by Indo-Asian influences, such as the kimono and the jama. The hat has a turban-influenced style.

    Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for men’s banyan and cap as worn in the 18th century. Multisized to fit chests 32″-60″. Embellishment suggestions included.

    Fabric Requirements:  4 yards

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  • Reconstructing History #RH019 - 14th century Women's Surcote Sewing Pattern
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    Reconstructing History #RH019 - 14th century Women's Surcote sewing pattern

    This garment was worn over the tightly fitting kirtle (RH017) as an overdress the church elders called "The Gates of Hell" because it revealed a woman's curves through its side openings.

    RH017 fits busts 28"-48" and waists 21"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    MISSES MEDIEVAL DRESS AND BELT: Dress A has princess seams, back eyelets with cording closure and slight train. Belt has purchased trim. Skirt B has princess seams, back opening and slight train. NOTIONS: Dress A: Twenty-two Eyelets and 21/4 yds. of 1/8" Cording. Belt A, Skirt B: Two Hook and Eye Closures. Also for Belt A: 11/2 yds. of 2" - 21/2" Flexible Trim. FABRICS: Satin, Crepe, Shantung, Silk Embroidery, Silk, Brocade and Jacquard. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals, plaids or stripes. Use nap yardages/layouts for pile, shaded or one-way design fabrics. *with nap. **without nap. Combinations: AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20)
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    MISSES COSTUME: Fitted, flared, floor length dress has lined bodice, three piece sleeve with finger thread loop and back lacing. Purchased trim and eyelets. NOTIONS: 21/2 yds. of 1/8" Cord, Twenty-six Metal Eyelets, 31/4 yds. of 11/2" Ribbon or Flat Trim. FABRICS: Satin, Sateen, Crepe, Velvet, Velveteen and Panne. Contrast: Brocade and Jacquard. Lining: Cotton, Cotton Blends and Rayon. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals, plaids or stripes. Use nap yardages/layouts for pile, shaded or one-way design fabrics. *with nap. **without nap. Combinations: AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20) - Choose size from drop down menu.
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    MISSES COSTUME: Lined, floor length cape has hood, gathered neckline and decorative closure. Floor length dress has close-fitting, lined, drop, shaped bodice, with princess seams, long sleeves, flared skirt with godets and back zipper closing. Purchased trim. NOTIONS: Cape: One Decorative Hook and Eye Closure, 3/4 yd. of 7/8" Ribbon and Seam Binding. Dress: 7" Zipper, 23/4 yds. of 1/4" Cord, One 5/8" Buckle, Twenty-two Small Eyelets, 3 yds. of 1/4" Flexible Trim, 4 yds. of 5/8" Flexible Trim and Pearl Beads. FABRICS: Cape and Dress: Velvet, Velveteen, Crepe and Stable Knits. Cape Lining: Satin and Jaquard. Dress Lining: Lining Fabrics. Unsuitable for obvious diagonals or uneven plaids. Use nap yardages/layouts for pile, shaded or one-way design fabrics. *with nap. **without nap. Combinations: AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20)
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    Folkwear #102 - French Cheesemaker's Smock - Unisex Sewing Pattern

    Inspired by the traditional garments of cheesemakers in Roquefort, France, this smock-style shirt is easy to sew, roomy, and comfortable.  Wear this peasant style Bohemian look as a beach cover-up, for historical reenactments, or sew it from cotton gauze to wear on your patio in the height of summer. 

    • Sized for men and women
    • Tunic-style shirt length
    • Shoulder yoke
    • Front placket
    • Simple carry buttoned neckband
    • Optional underarm gussets
    • Sleeves are gathered at the wrist into a buttoned band cuff
    • All sizes included in one pattern envelope
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    Reconstructing History #RH002 - High Medieval Common Woman's Dress Sewing Pattern

    Full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 15th century Commonwoman's Kirtle with long (A) or short (B) sleeves and pin-on Sleeves. 

    Easy enough for a beginner.  Beautiful enough for an expert.

    RH002 fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH004 - Medieval Peasant Man Clothes Costume Sewing Pattern

    12th through 16th c Peasant Man sewing pattern

    Paper pattern for Western European Peasant Men. It includes patterns for the tunic, leggings, hood or coif, drawers, and shirt shown in these illustrations and based on extant archeological examples.

    Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.

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    ***Temporarily out of Stock*** If you order now, you will be charged now and we will ship your pattern when we receive it.  ETA: November 5.

    Reconstructing History #RH007 - Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Costume Dress Sewing Pattern

    1440s-1480s Lady's V-neck Gown sewing pattern - look like a medieval princess!

    The ubiquitous V-necked gown of the mid-15th century -- often called The Burgundian Gown -- appears to be a unique and singular garment. This historical period costume pattern is for the V-neck Gown so popular among Western European noblewomen in the 15th century. 

    Both the pleated early version and the smooth-fitting later version are included in the pattern, along with two sleeve variations.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH202 - Elizabethan and Jacobean Loose Gowns Sewing Pattern

    Gowns feature an open front, epaulettes and a stiff inner yoke to which the gown is pleated for support. Choose from two different styles of hanging sleeves or a sleeveless version. Historical notes. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.

    These full size paper patterns for Elizabethan and Jacobean Loose Gowns are based on extant examples in the Isham Collection.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH204 - Elizabethan Women's Gown Sewing Pattern

    Paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for Elizabethan Loose Gown and Kirtle with matching Sleeves based on extant examples in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany. Kirtle features interlining for shape, applied decoration, eyeleted back closure, and tie-on sleeves. Gown can be mid-calf or floor length and features a straight or cut-away front, applied decoration, relaxed puff or padded sleeves, and a stand collar.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH203 - Late Elizabethan Corsets Sewing Pattern

    This paper pattern for late Elizabethan corsets is based on two historical extant English examples. 

    View A, based on the pair of boys (corsets) belonging the Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg in 1598 are front-boned, five piece bodys featuring a static front busk, integral shoulder straps, back laced closure, and separate tabs at the waist. 

    View B, based on the corset worn by the effigy of Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Cathedral, features a front opening and integral waist tabs. Historical notes. All Sizes in one envelope. Fits bust 30½"-48" and waist 23"-41". Embellishment suggestions included.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH711 - Renaissance Corset Stays Sewing Pattern

    This late 17th-century stays (corsets) pattern is based on two extant English examples: 

    View A - based on the stays in the Museum of London, are fully-boned, five-piece stays featuring an optional front busk, integral shoulder straps, back laced closure, and integral tabs at the waist. 

    View B - based on the pink stays in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the red satin stays in the Manchester Gallery of Costume, features a front-laced opening, stomacher, integral waist tabs and optional sleeves.

    Ideal for reconstructing historical garments in the Stuart Era - between Elizabethan and Georgian during the late Renaissance period.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 20"-40". All sizes in one envelope.

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    Reconstructing History #RH205 - Renaissance Men's Doublet Sewing Pattern

    1570s-1600 Elizabethan Doublet sewing pattern to be worn with RH206 Renaissance Trunkhose.

    Paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for man's doublet circa 1570s-1600. Included are instructions for optional peascod belly.

    Fits chests 34"-54". All sizes included in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH206 - Men's Renaissance Breeches or Trunkhose Sewing Pattern

    1570s-1600 Elizabethan Breeches, or Trunkhose, also known as pumpkin pants.

    Fits waists 28"-50". All sizes included in one envelope.

    Wear with RH205 Elizabethan Doublet Sewing Pattern.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH212 - French Renaissance Tudor Style Gown Sewing Pattern

    The distinguishing characteristics of a French gown are a pointed bodice descending below the natural waistline, an arched neckline, often split down the front by the opening, padded shoulder rolls, open skirts showing a forepart of kirtle, and stiffened by a farthingale. 

    This style of gown began to be seen in England in about 1559 and persisted in fashion until the 1580s. Interestingly, the gown we typically call "The Tudor Gown" was called a French Gown by its contemporaries in the 1530s, 40s and 50s. 

    Included in pattern are overgown, boned kirtle, farthingale, forepart, sleeves, and directions for a smock and partlet with ruffled collar. 

    Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

    Fits busts 28"-48" and waists 21"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.

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    Reconstructing History #RH017 - Medieval Women's Dress Sewing Pattern

    Buy our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Kirtle or "Cotehardie" with long buttoned or laced or short sleeves with or without tippets.  Northern European and Italian variants included.  A variety of closures and neckline options are also included.

    It may seem rather academic but the accuracy of your gown depends upon how accurately you construct it. Of course you can make a fantasy version. But if you want to be historically accurate, it's best to look less like a pink princess and more like the peasants down the street. Also boots, hats, a cloak, and a bodice do not belong with this outfit. Hoods are worn. The hair can also be worn uncovered in elaborate braided hairstyles. Creating a wonderful woolen gown is all in the cutting. A color you love will make a real beauty. Black or blue or yellow or crimson or even cloth of gold will make a garment elegant in its simplicity.

    RH017 fits busts 28"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.  
    RH017Q fits busts 48"-60" and waists 41"-53". All Sizes in one envelope.
    Or order a Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.  

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH508 - 16th Century Italian Commonwoman's Outfit Sewing Pattern

    Get a complete Italian Renaissance common woman's outfit in this easy pattern!

    Make your 16th century Italian Commonwoman's Gown as seen in the work of Vincenzo Campi. Pattern includes tie-on sleeves, center or side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions for ruffled-collared camisa or scoop-necked pleated camisa also included.

    Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.


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    Reconstructing History #RH513 - Renaissance Italian Noble Lady's Costume Sewing Pattern

    1540s-60s Florentine Lady's Outfit sewing pattern

    Make a 16th century Italian Lady's Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1540s until Eleanore's death in 1562 and possibly as late as 1580. Pattern includes petticoat and overgown both with tie-on sleeves, side-back closure, A-line pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift) also included.
    Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH515 - Renaissance Men's Cloke - German Schaube or Italian Caputo Sewing Pattern

    1545-1550s Man's Schaube or Caputo sewing pattern.

    Make a German (Scahube) or Italian (Caputo) cloak popular in the 1540s-1550s, based on the garments of Mauritz, the Elector of Saxony and Don Grazia de Medici.

    Fits chests 34"-54" and larger. All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH601 - Early Tudor Ladies' Gowns and Kirtles Sewing Pattern

    You can still look as fabulous as one of Henry VIII's wives, and as an added bonus you'll be alive! Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Jane Seymour all wore variations of the Renaissance gown you'll make with this pattern. 

    The 1520s-1540s Tudor Lady's Gown in this pattern is based on pictorial references. Supportive kirtle and overgown are included, as well as two sleeve styles, two undersleeves, and trained or untrained skirts with or without front split.

    Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH604 - Henry VIII and Tudor Nobel Man's Outfit Sewing Pattern

    This gown and jerkin were worn by wealthy commoners and noblemen during the Northern Renaissance period of Henry VIII and "Bloody" Mary Tudor, and was common across Europe. 

    Wear this over RH605 - Early Tudor Noble Man's Skivvies Sewing Pattern.

    Fits chests 34" to 54" and waists 28"to 50". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH702 - 1700s Frock Coat - Colonial - Baroque - Pirate Sewing Pattern

    Make this lovely 1700s Frock Coat.  Perfect for Pirates! The Men's Frock Coat is suitable for upper class and lower class looks unique to the Golden Age of Piracy - the 1680s through early 1700s. Includes dog-ear cuffs.

    Fits chests 34" to 54" and waists 28"to 50". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH804 - Napoleonic or Regency Frock Coat Sewing Pattern

    Whether you're a Napoleonic gentleman or a Jane Austin character like Mr. Darcy, you need a Men's Frock Coat! Our pattern is perfect for the 1790s through 1810s: it includes the necessary narrow cuffs and skirts, cut-away front, and fold-over collar. Simple enough for an absolute beginner to make!  Single- and double-breasted versions both included.

    Fits chests 34" to 54". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH802 - Men's 18th Century Frock Coat Sewing Pattern

    Be a proper 18th century Gentleman!  Use this pattern to make a Men's Frock Coat for the 1750s and 1760s with dog-ear cuffs, narrowing skirts, and curved front. 

    Upper class and lower class options included.

    Fits chests 34" to 54" and waists 28"to 50". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH822 - Open Robe Anglais Sewing Pattern with Polonaise Option

    In the late 17th century the lounging robe or robe de chambre began to be worn outside the bedchamber as an informal day dress. The pleats folded into the back of the gown were stitched down and the Mantua was born.

    In the 1730s the Mantua changed.  This change came with a new name for the gown: robe en fourreau or robe anglais.

    Use this pattern, based on extant and pictorial examples, to make an Open Robe Anglais or Gown en fourreau with stomacher as worn in early decades of the 18th century and Polonaise skirts worn in later decades.

    Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All sizes in one envelope.

    Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

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    Reconstructing History #RH921 - 1880s-1930s Men's Dress Coat or Tail Coat Sewing Pattern  

    Full size paper patterns for Men's Dress Coat for the 1880s through 1930s with narrow sleeves, cuffs and skirts, wide elbows, waist seam, side panel, cut-away front, and fold-over collar.  This is double-breasted, but meant to be worn open over an evening waistcoat.  Detailed instructions and historical notes included.

    Fits chests 34" - 54".  All sizes included in the pattern.  

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