The 16th Century Lady's Doublet is suitable for wear by all classes in the years 1565-1600. The pattern includes three neckline and collar styles, sleeves, and several skirting and shoulder treatment options.
Doublets were worn layered over bodices and skirts, and sometimes over other doublets. We have also included instructions for making it with an attached open-fronted skirt, to create what was known a a close bodied gown, to be layered over other garments.
The first of our new line of single garment patterns, the package includes several new features. The patterns are now printed on white bond paper, not tissue. And, for the first time, we have included separate pattern pieces for bust cup sizes A/B, C, D, and DD!
At over 120 pages, the instruction manual is even more detailed than those of our previous offerings. It includes historical notes, extensive fitting and sewing instructions, and design tips.
The pattern is a digital download, and comes with PDF files in a zip file. They include:
- The front and back cover pages of the pattern
- The 120 page instruction manual
- A PDF form with instructions on how to assemble the pattern
- A PDF file with the pattern on a sheet that can be printed at your local copy shop
- A PDF file with the pattern tiled to be printed on a home printer. The same file will work for letter and A4 size paper.
DO NOT download the zip file to your phone. It must be downloaded to a computer.
This pattern coordinates with our 16th Century Elizabethan Bodice, 16th Century Skirts and Elizabethan Sleeve patterns.
NOTE: RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PURCHASES.