MA002 - The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe is the centerpiece of your period outfit! The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe is just that, an entire exterior wardrobe. This pattern includes sizes 2 to 30 (Bust 32-56”, Waist 23-47”). It is designed to fit over the proper underpinnings and to be worn with the proper accessories. Bodices include: Low necked bodice with three fastening options, doublet style bodice, four variations of waist treatments, and six shoulder treatments.
Skirts include: an overskirt with optional side gores and optional train and an underskirt with attached or detachable forepart. Sleeve styles include narrow curved sleeves, wide curved sleeves, Spanish sleeves, paned sleeves, hanging sleeves, and Phoenix sleeves.
These patterns were developed using a computerized drafting and grading system, to ensure accuracy of fit and consistency between sizes. This is being followed by an extensive program of testing and feedback to ensure usability, simplicity, and ease of construction.
They are multi-sized 2 to 30. Three separate drafts were made and graded to avoid distorting the fit and proportions of the garments. The patterns have been tested by sewers with a wide range of body types and sewing expertise.
This carefully researched & documented pattern set comprises an underskirt, six skirt types, four types of bodice and eight styles of sleeves -- not including the included variations like shoulder rolls, wings, and three styles of tabs! This means, without even counting trim designs or changes in material, you can assemble 960 variations from this pattern package alone!
The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe package includes: Underskirt with forepart, Overskirt with or without a train, High-and low-necked bodice styles, with four choices of closure, Five choices of styles for shoulder and waistline treatments, Eight sleeve styles.
In addition, the package comes with extensive instructions: 142 pages of fully illustrated text, 3-hole punched for insertion in a binder. This includes instruction in advanced sewing and costuming techniques, trim suggestions, appendices, sizing and measuring charts, a detailed bibliography, and an attractive cover insert. As some of our customers have said, the manual alone is worth the price of the package. Elizabethan Costume, Renaissance Costume, Medieval Costume, Tudor Costume, SCA Costume.