RH208 — Elizabethan Commonwomen’s Outfit

(3 customer reviews)


16thc Elizabethan Common Woman Outfit sewing pattern



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

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

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

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Additional information

Weight 0.50 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

3 reviews for RH208 — Elizabethan Commonwomen’s Outfit

  1. Susan Kennedy

    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!

  2. Claudia L

    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!

  3. sableshepherd24h

    This was the first women’s costume I made, instructions very good and pleased with the result 😊

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