RH512 — 1530s Florentine Lady’s Gown


16th century Italian Ladies’ Gown sewing pattern



Get this beautiful Florentine gown pattern!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 1530s Lady’s Gown as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region and seen often in the portraits painted by Agnolo Bronzino. Pattern includes large one- or two-piece sleeves, side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift) also included.  Fits busts 30½”-48″ and waists 23″-41″. All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
light weight wool or silk taffeta
heavy linen or canvas for interlining
light linen for lining
linen for camicia

Yardage Requirements:
Gown with long sleeves: 6 yds 45″ or 4½ yds 60″ wide
Gown with short sleeves: 5 yds 45″ or 4 yds 60″ wide
Constrasting sleeves: 2 yds 45″ or 1½ yds 60″ wide
Lining: 2 yds 45″ or 1½ yds 60″ wide
(bodice & sleeves only)
Interlining: ½ yd 45″ or 60″ wide
(bodice only)
Camicia: 3 yds 60″ wide (for fullest version)

cord and closed rings (thread eyelets may also be used)

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Additional information

Weight 155 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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