006 The Elizabethan Working Woman's Wardrobe
Here is a pattern package that gives you all the pieces neccesary to make a complete Elizabethan working class woman's costume!
- Smock, partlet and skirt
- Bodices, sleeves, and various edge treatments
- Headwear, pouch, apron and neck cloth
Suitable for years 1560 through 1600 and perfect for beginners, this package will do for the middle- and lower-classes what the Elizabethan Lady's Ensemble did for the noblewomen -- in short, this set provides top-quality patterns, thoroughly researched and documented, in a single, comprehensive package. No more buying separate patterns for each piece.
Who needs this pattern? If you portray the thousands of Renaissance huswives, young girls, and widowed women of the village, town or city. The ale wenches, shop-women, herbalists, blacksmith's wives, midwives, chambermaids, farmers' wives, and many others. Until now you were left without a high-standard, historically accurate option. No more -- now you have a more authentic option.
IMPORTANT: Most of the pieces in the Working Woman's Wardrobe are adapted from selected pieces in the Elizabethan Lady's Ensemble. If you already have the complete Lady's Ensemble -- Underpinnings, Wardrobeand Accessories patterns, you do not need this new package.
This pattern is printed on tissue paper.
The patterns are multi-sized from 2 to 28 (view sizing chart pdf).
In addition, the package comes with extensive instructions: 90 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.