RH022 — 14th century Man’s Cotehardie

(1 customer review)


14th century Medieval Men’s Cotehardie sewing pattern



You need a Cotehardie!

Buy our full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for 14th century Men’s Cotehardie with buttoned or laced front and tight-fitting sleeves.  Thigh-length “slim” and knee-length “skirted” versions both included. NOTE:  pattern does not include hose or hood.

Fits chests 34″-54″ and waists 28″-50″. All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight to coat weight wool, silk, or linen
light linen or silk for lining

Yardage Requirements:
4 yds 45″ or 3 yds 60″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 210 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH022 — 14th century Man’s Cotehardie

  1. Joanne Teague

    I used this pattern to make my husbands cote. The garment is simple to construct and the directions are great. Fitting was easy too. It was important for the wearer to be able to raise his arms above his head and to swing a sword freely.

    The notes give tips on how to make it historically correct. We chose to make the longer style but set the hemline a bit shorter and used only half of the gores so the skirt wasn’t quite as full. The wearer is not a young man, so he wouldn’t be in the latest style, but didn’t want the length and fullness to get in the way of mobility for sword fighting.

    The most time consuming part of this projects is making all the buttons and buttonholes. I showed my husband how to do this part so I could go on to making other projects.

    The wool fabric was purchased at the Pendleton factory outlet for about $6 a yard, which made the project affordable.

    Although you can’t see them in the photo, we both used the 14th through 17th century hose pattern for our hosen.

    We recommended this pattern to others in our living history group.
    Joanne Teague

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