RH212 — 1560s-70s French Gown


16thc Ladies’ Elizabethan Gown sewing pattern



Buy our French Gown pattern and be fashionable!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 1560s-70s Elizabethan Lady’s overgown and kirtle known as a “French Gown”. Included are overgown, boned kirtle, farthingale, forepart, sleeves, and directions for a smock and partlet with ruffled collar.

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

 Suggested Fabrics
Kirtle, Overgown, Forepart and Sleeves: light weight to coat weight wool, velvet or silk brocade, light linen for lining
Partlet, Smock: light linen
Farthingale: medium-weight silk or linen, reed or cane for hoops

Yardage Requirements:
Kirtle or gown: 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
Forepart 2 yds at least 45” wide
Farthingale 3 yds at least 45” wide

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Additional information

Weight 0.50 lbs
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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