RH501 — Saxon (Cranach) Gown

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16th century German Lady’s Dress sewing pattern



Get the best Cranach gown pattern available!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for Woman’s Saxon Gown, commonly referred to as “The Cranach Gown”, a German noblewoman’s gown popular in the 16th century. High-neck and low-neck variations included. Fits busts 30½”-48″ and waists 23″-41″. All Sizes in one envelope. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
silk velvet, drapery velvet, cotton velveteen, silk brocade, heavy wool or other natural fibre with good drape
linen or canvas for interlining
light linen or silk for lining

Yardage Requirements:
Gown: 10 yds 45″ or 6 yds 60″ wide w/ nap
9 yds 45″ or 5 yds 60″ wide w/o nap
Interlining(bodice & sleeves only): 4½ yds 45″ or 1½ yds 60″ w/o nap
Lining (bodice only): 3 yds 45″ or 1 yd 60″ wide w/o nap

thread, cord for front closure and elbow void lacing, closed rings, brocade trim, beading (optional)

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Additional information

Weight 0.56 lbs
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH501 — Saxon (Cranach) Gown

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love this pattern. As long as you make a mockup beforehand and make sure it works well for your body I’ve never seen a bad gown come out of using this. I know three Ansteorran Queens that have used it and we all looked FABULOUS!

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