MA001 - Elizabethan Lady's Underpinnings. The Elizabethan Lady's Underpinnings pattern serves as the foundation of your Elizabethan woman's garb and includes the following complete patterns in sizes 2 to 30 (Bust 32-56", Waist 23-47"): High necked smock, low necked smock, partlet, corset, with three waist variations, farthingale, and bum roll.
The Elizabethan Lady's Underpinnings package contains undergarments designed for use with Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe patterns. This pattern is based on extensive historical research. Working carefully from the best sources available, to produce a set of undergarment patterns that are authentic, easy to put together for beginners, with authentic details for advanced sewers. In addition, the package comes with extensive instructions: 102 pages of fully illustrated text, 3-hole punched for insertion in a binder. This includes instruction in advanced sewing and costuming techniques, appendices, sizing and measuring charts, a detailed bibliography, and an attractive cover insert. Also included will be an extensive historical documentation section, with lists and descriptions of suggested fabrics and trims.
By varying the styles and materials used, the pattern is suitable for social classes ranging from personal servants or merchants up to nobility and royalty. The patterns were designed with a high level of historical accuracy by a professional costumer with twenty years' experience. The usual guesswork and misinterpretation has been replaced by years of extensive research, backed by practical experience designing and constructing award-winning historic costumes. Designed with the intermediate to expert costumer in mind, this package is ideal for Renaissance Faire costumes, historical reenactors, and theatrical companies.
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. Elizabethan Costume, Renaissance Costume, Medieval Costume, Tudor Costume, SCA Costume.
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