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The late Tutor period was a time of transition and uncertainty with 3 rulers in 11 years (not to mention Lady Jane Grey, who only ruled for only 9 days), and the country endured violent switches from Protestant to Catholic and back to Protestant again.
During the early part of this period the men's styles changed faster than woman's fashions. Mens gowns (MP-053) declined in popularity, and a new emphasis was placed on the lower trunk. Even with the peasecod belly doublet and trunk hose, men's styles could not compete with the sheer bulk of the women's gowns during Elizabeth's later reign. Late in the period men wore neck ruffs and later the falling collar, sometimes together. They also wore wrist ruffs and cuffs like those found in MP-090.
Period Patterns #58, Men's Elizabethan Garments, supplies patterns for 7 doublets, 5 pairs of trunkhose, 1 Venetians, 1 slops, a falling collar and cuffs. This pattern includes mens chest sizes 34 through 54.
This pattern covers the time period from 1558-1605 A.D.
These Men's Elizabethan Garments 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 goes well with Period Patterns MP-043 Men's Italian Renaissance Garments, MP-053 Early Tudor Men's Garments, MP-090 Women's Undergarments, Ruffs, Collars & Cuffs, MP-092 Capes and Tabbards and MP-093 Bags, Purses and Pouches.
For your convenience a men's basic measurement chart appears below.
|Body Measurements (Men's)|
|Size||Sm (36-38)||Med(40-42)||Lg (44-46-48)||XLg (50-52-54)|
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.
The Men's Elizabethan Garments Pattern has the same problem as many of the Period Patterns in that the instructions are vague, disorganized and confusing, but overall the pattern works well once you figure it out. The actual pattern works well, once you figure it out. Making a muslin mock-up to get the fitting correct before making the real garment is recommended for this pattern. The finished result will then look absolutely authentic and be very comfortable.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 January, 2010.