Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe Patterns
for Lower Class Use
you have already purchased the Elizabethan
Lady's Wardrobe, or the Elizabethan
Lady's Ensemble, and you're considering buying the Elizabethan
Working Woman's patterns for when you choose not to play
a noble lady, you might want to read this first.
As we've said elsewhere, most of the pieces in the Working
Woman's patterns are adapted from the Elizabethan Lady's Ensemble,
with the intention of creating a historically accurate option for those
playing lower class characters.
you have already bought the Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe, or
either of the Ladies Packages, you really don't need to buy the Working
Woman's patterns. If you're considering starting with a lower class
character, but will probably make a noble costume in the foreseeable
future, you may also want to consider selecting the Elizabethan
Lady's Wardrobe and adapting from this article. We are therefore
offering this information FREE to owners of the Elizabethan Lady's
The instructions for adapting the Elizabethan Lady's
Wardrobe patterns are available here for download in Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer,
it can be downloaded free from Adobe.com.
These instructions consist of the following four parts.
Simply click on each one to download it. We strongly recommend that
you print the instructions and add them to the binders you already have
for the existing instructions.
In addition, you may wish to download and print the partlet
pattern. For the convenience of costumers who don't have a large format
printer, we've printed the pattern in nine tiled pieces, saved as Adobe
Acrobat files. Each page overlaps the ones around it, and they have
registration marks printed as large "+" symbols, so you can
be sure you align them correctly. Click on each file name below to download,
then print the files and tape them together in the following pattern:
We hope you find these instructions and additional patterns