Get everything you need to be Medieval in one easy pattern!
Based on our research, peasants (that is, common farmers and shepherds) were wearing almost the same clothing from the 12th through 16th centuries. From manuscript illuminations, books of hours, and the sketchbooks of famous painters like Holbein and Dürer comes evidence that peasants wore the same style of functional, easy-wearing clothing for the better part of three centuries.
Buy our full-size paper pattern for Western European Peasants. It includes patterns for the tunic, leggings, hood or coif, drawers, and shirt shown in these illustrations and based on extant archeological examples. Men wear knee-length tunics. Women make their tunics mid-shin. Same stuff!
Fits chests 34"-54". All Sizes in one envelope.
wool for tunic, hood and leggings
linen for shirt, coif and drawers
tunic -- 3 yds at least 60" wide
shirt -- 2 yds at least 60" wide
drawers -- 2 yds at least 60" wide
leggings -- 2 yds at least 60" wide
hood -- 1 yd at least 60" wide
coif -- 1 yd at least 60" wide
Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Call us Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm Eastern Time (or email us around the clock) and we will answer any questions you might have!