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Woman's styles in early Renaissance Germany developed from the Italian Renaissance styles but, like the men's fashions, went far beyond the Italian creations. Cartridge pleating was used extensively at the waist, and guards (trim of a contrasting fabric) became fashionable on the bodice and skirt. The bodice evolved one version with a cut-away front spanned by a bust band of another, elaborately decorated fabric, below which the bodice was laced together over the chemise (as found in MP-090) or a plastron. High standing collars became popular. Sleeves were slashed in many different ways, although less wildly than the men's sleeves, and different styles were tied, laced or sewn on. The bustband was also occasionally slashed. The chemise showed under the slashes, and was often elaborately decorated when it showed at the neck. Decoration was rich, and jewels and metallic embroidery were often used.
Period Patterns #46, Woman's German Puff-and-Slash Gowns, includes patterns for 6 gowns and 3 shoulder capes. This pattern includes womens sizes 6 through 20.
Woman's German Puff-and-Slash Gowns patterns cover fashions from 1500-1545 A.D.
Woman's German Puff-and-Slash Gowns patterns were designed for real authenticity. Each pattern includes historical notes for background and variation enhancements for the finished costume. Sewing instructions and suggestions for fabric choices and notions are included.
This pattern is complemented by MP-052 Headdresses, MP-090 Women's Undergarments, Ruffs, Collars & Cuffs, MP-092 Capes and Tabbards and MP-093 Bags, Purses and Pouches.
The instructions for Period Patterns assume you are an experienced seamstress with expertise in fitting garments, so they do not explain fitting techniques. They do NOT give explicit or detailed instructions and are NOT for beginners. If you are an experienced seamstress with good sewing skills you will be fine.
Experiences seamstresses who have made muslin mock-ups for fitting prior to making the real gown, and who know how to make patterns without good instructions have made great dresses from this pattern.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 January, 2010.