RH513 — 1540s-60s Florentine Lady’s Outfit

(1 customer review)


16th century Italian Ladies’ Gown sewing pattern



Make Eleanore of Toledo’s dress in your size with our pattern!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 16th century Italian Lady’s Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the 1540s until Eleanore’s death in 1562 and possibly as late as 1580. Pattern includes petticoat and overgown both with tie-on sleeves, side-back closure, A-line 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 coif, camicia and partlet

Yardage Requirements:
Gown with matching sleeves: 6 yds 45″ or 4½ yds 60″ wide
Gown without sleeves: 4 yds 45″ or 3 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)

hooks & eyes or cord and closed rings (thread eyelets may also be used)
two-inch and three-inch wide strips of contrasting wool or colourful ribbon for guards, as many as desired

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Additional information

Weight 0.31 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH513 — 1540s-60s Florentine Lady’s Outfit

  1. Harlie D

    I am currently using this pattern with great success. I have not made this style of dress before, so it is lovely to not have to reinvent the wheel.

    The ruched sleeve mocks up beautifully and looks just like the paintings. Kass has done it again!

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