RH204 — Kirtle, Gown & Sleeves

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16thc Ladies’ Elizabethan Outfit sewing pattern



Get yourself a simple Renaissance outfit all in one pattern!

Buy our full-size paper patterns 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. All Sizes in one envelope. Fits bust 30½”-48″. Embellishment suggestions and historical notes included.

Suggested Fabrics:
Kirtle & Sleeves: medium weight silk or linen
Gown: silk velvet, plush, or brocade

Yardage Requirements:
outer material & lining ” 4 yds (each) at least 45″ wide
hem linings & facings 1½ yds (each) at least 45″ wide
center panel 2 yds at least 45″ wide

outer material (with nap) 8 yds at least 45″ wide
outer material (without nap) 4 yds at least 45″ wide
lining 4 yds at least 45″ wide

outer material 2 yds at least 45″ wide
lining 2 yds at least 45″ wide
brocade decoration 2 yd at least 45″ wide

The finished back length of the Kirtle and Loose Gown is 58″. For every inch longer in finished length required, you will need an additional 1/8-yard of fabric.

Notions (optional):
Bias Tape: 3 yds at least 2″ wide
Hem Binding: 4 yds (each) at least 2″ wide
Sleeve Foundation: ½ yard buckram
Sleeve Ribbon: 1½ yds 1″ wide ribbon
24 to 30 frogs or other closures
Cording and appliqué to taste

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Additional information

Weight 0.75 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH204 — Kirtle, Gown & Sleeves

  1. Christine

    One of my favorite RH patterns. The gown sleeves can be worn down if it is cold. Did this in a “velveteen” and still get compliments after 5 years. Easy to sew. The time consuming part is sewing on clasps down the front but you don’t need to go all the way. The new one may have ties.

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