RH302 — Irish Woman’s Léine

(1 customer review)


16th century Irish Women’s Shirt sewing pattern



Make yourself a real Léine with our pattern by Irish clothing expert Kass McGann!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for woman’s léine or Irish chemise with options for modern or 16th century fabric widths. All Sizes in one envelope. Fits up to 48″ chest with instructions to fit larger chests. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
3-5oz linen, white, natural, half-bleached or yellow

Yardage Requirements:
4½ yards 60″ wide

40/2 linen thread or equivalent

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Additional information

Weight 0.31 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH302 — Irish Woman’s Léine

  1. Heidi Bock

    First pattern I ever used, back in 2006. It was easy to use, directions and layouts were clear and of course, my favorite, the historical notes. The only issue I had was when I pleated the neckline, the armhole became too small. I popped out some of the pleats to fix it, but what I should have done was called the company (who will help you if you need it). I found later that I got an earlier printing and I could have made the underarm gusset larger as a better solution. Anyway, I gave it to a friend for her birthday, and she loved it.

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