c. 1490-1535 Woman's Early Tudor Gowns Sewing Pattern
c. 1490-1535 Woman's Early Tudor Gowns Sewing Pattern by Period Patterns
Includes patterns for 5 gowns (sizes 6-20).
This garments are complimented by Period Patterns™ 52, 90, 92, and 93.
The Tudor period marked the beginning of the Renaissance in England,and fashion (especially after 1509) reflected the change. Henry VII, who usurped the throne in 1485, was extremely frugal, and fashion changed slowly during his reign. Henry VIII inherited the throne with a large treasury at the age of 18, and the court blossomed. He was insecure, aggressive, blatantly masculine and suddenly extremely rich. All of which reflected in the opulent new fashions, especially for men. During Henry's reign, styles for both sexes combined elements of German, Spanish and Italian fashions, with heavy French influence overall. The quintessence of what is usually thought of as "Tudor" fashion is shown in view V.
As befitted their role in society, woman's fashions were somewhat less flamboyant then the men's. The kirtle was almost identical to a cotehardie (Period Patterns™ 21), with the addition of cuffs. The skirts started to be cut separately from the bodice, with the cut of the bodice neck line becoming square. With the adoption of tight corsets and Spanish farthingales (Period Patterns™ 90) early in Henry VIII's reign. The style developed into the silhouette of a small cone inverted into a larger one. To allow more variety, the underskirt and under sleeves we not sewn to the gown.
Multi-sized pattern includes bust sizes 30-42 and waist sizes 23-34 all in one package. Please see back cover image for view descriptions, sizing chart, and fabric and notion requirements.