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FABRICS & SEWING

SEWING TOOLS

SEWING TECHNIQUES & TUTORIALS

BASIC CLOTHING PATTERNS

TUTORIALS

EASY CHEATY
T- TUNIC TUTORIAL

EASY MOSTLY HISTORICALLY ACCURATE
T-TUNIC TUTORAL


EASY 13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL

EASY WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL

BASIC EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL

KIRTLE OR GOWN TUTORIAL

LADIES HOSE TUTORIAL

EASY EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL

HOOD WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL

BASIC SURCOTE TUTORIAL

SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL

FORMAL SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL

EYELET MAKING TUTORIAL

BUTTONHOLE MAKING TUTORIAL

CLOTH BUTTON MAKING TUTORIAL

LUCET CORD TUTORIAL

TASSEL MAKING TUTORIAL

COMMERCIAL PATTERNS & WHAT TO DO
ABOUT THEM

DYES & COLOURS

FABRIC, FUR & LEATHER NAMES

EMBELLISHMENTS & EMBROIDERY

BUTTONS & LACINGS

Sewing Tutorials
Basic D.I.Y. Clothing Patterns for Medieval Women


These pages are aimed at basic patterning and some of these patterns are not aimed at historical costumers or re-enactors. A couple of the patterns are quite good for re-enactor ladies. They will give quite usable and relatively accurate clothes for stallholders or members of the public attending an event who want to have decent, basic clothes which look right, avoid the pitfalls of fussy, unnecessarily complicated commercial patterns.

They can be made in solid linen/cotton blends for stallholders or made for nobles in brocaded fabrics or dupion silk. Even a very basic pattern looks completely different when an upmarket fabric is used, which is especially true of the Easy and Early Tunic patterns.

- EASY CHEATY T- TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make a basic cheaty medieval gown

- EASY T-TUNIC TUTORAL - Mostly historically accurate

- EASY 13TH CENTURY TUNIC TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown with short, wide sleeves

- EASY WIDE-SLEEVE GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make an overgown with really big sleeves

- BASIC EASY LACED GOWN TUTORIAL - Basic gown with front lacing.

- KIRTLE OR GOWN TUTORIAL - How to make a medieval dress with buttons

- LADIES HOSE TUTORIAL - How to make hose based on the London hose pattern

- EASY EARLY HOOD TUTORIAL - How to make an early medieval hood

- HOOD WITH SHOULDER GORES TUTORIAL - How to make a 14th or 15th century hood

- BASIC SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a surcote with 4 seams

- SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a sideless surcote with gores

- FORMAL SIDELESS SURCOTE TUTORIAL - How to make a noblewoman's sideless surcote

- EYELET MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make eyelets

- BUTTONHOLE MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttonholes

- CLOTH BUTTON MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make buttons to match your clothes

- LUCET CORD TUTORIAL - Making lacing cord for your gown

- TASSEL MAKING TUTORIAL - How to make tassels

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE!
These pattern cutting guides are not actual measurements.

ALL of these patterns will require a certain amount of taking in and pinning once they have been cut.
This will give you a custom fit to make it fit your body shape. Medieval people did it that way.

I use these pattern guides myself for things that I wear and they only fit so nicely because I pin them in to fit after the basic fabric has been cut. Otherwise, yes. They hang like a sack.

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