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  • RH017 — 14th century Women's Kirtle or Cotehardie or Medieval Dress sewing pattern
    Medieval Kirtle Cotehardie Dress Pattern cover
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  • RH807 — 1740s-1760s Waistcoats sewing pattern
    Front cover of our sewing pattern RH807, which makes a Colonial man's Georgian waistcoat or vest
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  • RH313 — Medieval Irish Moy Gown sewing pattern
    Kass models her reconstruction of RH313 - the Moy Gown. A medieval kirtle dress found in an Irish bog.
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  • RH834 — Early 1800s Regency Stays sewing pattern
    Side view of a corset or set of stays made with our sewing pattern for Regency era underwear.
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  • RH1008 — Ladies' Vest or Waistcoat for the 1890s-1910s sewing pattern
    Front cover for RH1008 - a Victorian (1880s) and Edwardian (1900s-1910s) ladies waistcoat or bodice sewing pattern
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  • RH205 — 1570s-1600 Elizabethan Doublet sewing pattern
    Front cover for sewing pattern RH205, which makes a 16th century Elizabethan man's doublet
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  • RH502 — Landsknecht Wams und Hosen sewing pattern
    A model shows the 16th century German outfit made with our sewing pattern RH502, Landsknecht Wams & Hosen
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  • RH801 — 1740s Frock Coat sewing pattern
    Front cover for RH801, 1740s Frock Coat sewing pattern
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  • RH1401 — Early 1940s Mens' Dress Trousers sewing pattern
    Front cover for our sewing pattern that makes Men's Trousers or pants from the early 20th century (the 1940s or WW2 era)
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  • RH812 — 1770s-1790s Fall-Front Breeches sewing pattern
    Men's breeches suitable for the 18th century, made from our sewing pattern. Whether you call it Georgian, Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, or whatever, we've got your butt covered.
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  • RH919 — 1830s-1900 Trousers sewing pattern
    Front cover for our sewing pattern that makes Men's Trousers or pants for the 19th and early 20th century
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  • RH1324 — 1930s Wide Trousers or "Oxford Bags" sewing pattern
    Front cover of our sewing pattern for 1930s men's wide trousers or Oxford bags.
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  • RH1024 — 1910s Ladies' Cycling Split Skirt sewing pattern
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  • RH007 — 1440s-1480s Lady's V-neck Gown sewing pattern
    Front cover for our sewing pattern RH007, which helps you make a 15th century Burgundian v-neck gown
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  • RH833 — 1740s-1790s Stays sewing pattern
    18th century stays or corset as made by our sewing pattern as worn by a model.
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  • RH201 — English Jacket & Petticote sewing pattern
    Front cover of our sewing pattern RH201, English Jacket & Petticote, which makes a late 16th / early 17th century women's outfit
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  • RH815 — 18thc Men's Shirts & Drawers sewing pattern
    Bob models the shirt and drawers he made using RH815 - 18th Century Mens Shirts & Drawers sewing pattern
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  • RH808 — 1770s-Waistcoats sewing pattern
    A customer's Colonial waistcoat made with our sewing pattern RH808
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  • RH928 — 1850s-1900s Step Collar Waistcoats sewing pattern
    Front cover for RH928, our sewing pattern that helps you make a Victorian or Steampunk man's waistcoat or vest
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  • RH107 — 17thc Cassock or Cape sewing pattern
    Front cover for RH107, our sewing pattern that makes a man's 17th century cassock, cape, or cloak
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Medieval and Renaissance dress for men and women a specialty. Gowns, doublets, kirtles, cotehardies - we do it all!

We can help because we are you

Renaissance gowns & kirtles. Doublets & Breeches. Elizabethan historical clothing. This is where it all started for RH!

Renaissance

Italian Ren or colourful Landsknechten. English merchants or Flemish peasants. Noble or common. Reconstructing History has the patterns to garb you perfectly historically accurately from the skin out.

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From slips to gowns to sportwsear like riding breeches, plus fours, and Oxford bags, RH has a sewing pattern to help you look your best!

20thc/Vintage

Be the bee's knees! Reconstructing History has the widest selection of sewing patterns from the early 20th century. Suits and dresses. Male and female. Underwear to outerwear. If you want to wear it, we can help you. And if you've never sewn before, we can walk you through it. Just ask!

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Bob dressed in his Regency best. Trousers, frock coat, waistcoat, and shirt patterns all available inside.

Regency

Get your Darcy on! From diaphanous dresses to buttoned up coats. Ball gowns to riding costume. We've got all the patterns for your Jane Austen weekend.

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What our customers are saying

My first time!

This is my first time wearing my very first stays or corset I’ve made, using Reconstructing History’s pattern for 1740s stays! It was much easier than I anticipated! I made some mistakes and learned a lot. This pattern is so easy to interpret, I am very thankful to Kass McGann for creating it!

Becky Bishop, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

You get so much for your money. And well documented too!

Just ordered all of the sewing patterns that Eva and I will need to hand sew my Rev War Militia kit. Patterns were ordered from Reconstructing History. Eva was impressed with what you get for the money and that everything is highly documented.

Steve Bradney, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Made to Measure Fits Real People

Thank you for providing made to measure patterns. It’s very, very nice to have something custom made for one’s self, that for once your body is not “wrong” and fits decently and “the reveal” of putting on won’t be a huge disappointment or require extensive reworking as is so often the case with ready to wear & standard patterns. Having anyone you know fight body dysmorphia and disappointment due to ill fitting stuff should be enough for anyone to understand it has to change. Thank you for being that change.

Marla Jones, Spokane Valley, Washington, USA