Katherine's Dress Site: Reproduction Historic Fashion and Fashion History
How to Add Ears by ~clearkid
16th Century Costume Links
Demonstrations>Pattern Development>Basic Pattern Drafting Does the thought of making your own patterns leave you in a cold sweat? Does the thought of making patterns for other people make your hands clammy? Are you working from a pattern that you've gotten to fit by changing it over a number of failed tries and mistakes in good fabric?
For 1578, the look for most women should approximate that shown on the right, which is taken from the "Wedding at Bermondsey". Most women should wear a smock with a high collar and ruffles (low status) or seperate, starched ruffs (middling to high) at neck and wrists. Over this is worn a long skirt pleated to a waistband, with a contrast coloured bodice over the top. The bodice is front laced, with a point at centre front. The Tudor Costume Page
Sewing Central Historical Patterns - The Renaissance
A Gable Hood