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RH208 - Elizabethan Commonwomen's Outfit

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Get everything for an Elizabethan Common Woman in this one easy pattern!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for mid-16th century English Commonwoman's Kirtle and Overgown with or without sleeves. Also included are two styles of partlet, apron, pin-on sleeves, and cap appropriate for commonwomen and directions for a smock.

Kirtle fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

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Suggested Fabrics
Kirtle, Overgown and Sleeves: light weight to coat weight
wool, light linen for lining
Partlet, Cap, Smock and Apron: light linen


Yardage Requirements: 
Kirtle or Overgown: 6 yds 45" or 4½ yds 60" wide 
Lining (optional): 6 yds 45” or 4½ yds 60” wide
Smock 3 yds at least 60” wide
Sleeves 2 yds at least 45” wide
Apron 2 yds at least 45” wide
Cap ½ yd at least 45” wide
Partlet 1 yd at least 45” 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 9am until 4pm Eastern Time (or email us at info@reconstructinghistory.com) and we will answer any questions you might have.

Love this dress! I've made two versions - one with a back lacing that I tend to use as an underdress, and one with a front lacing and that I split the front skirt so I can use it more as an overdress. I'm a vendor at a few medieval/ren fairs and I get tons of compliments on the authenticity of the look. I used a machine for most of the work, but took advantage of Kass's instructions on period lining which is MUCH easier to tailor. Love the historical notes also!

I have to admit, this was the first full dress project I was going to tackle and do most of it by hand, so I was a bit nervous - the pattern was easy to understand and simple to tailor to my measurements. Love the detailed historical notes that are included - thanks again RH!


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