Pattern for 16th Century Men's Renaissance Shirt or Hemd

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Made in Santa Maria, California

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• Sewing Pattern - 16th Century Men's Shirt. Sizes S-XL. All patterns in one envelope
• Pattern based on a real shirt found in Germany, but style of shirt can be documented all over Western Europe in the 1500s from Italy to England to Germany to Sweden.
• Perfect for Living History, Theatrical Productions, and other Costumed Events!
• Great for SCA, Living History Renaissance Festivals, Elizabethan Events, Scottish Highland Games, and Medieval Faires
• Instructions are included and they are detailed and fully illustrated with full color photos throughout.

Based on a real garment in the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich, Germany dated to around 1550, this shirt or hemd pattern features a gathered neckline and sleeve edges sewn into a collar and cuffs with a separate ruffle for each area. By changing the width of the ruffle or the embellishments used, it's easy to modify the era that the pattern portrays because the basic body of this shirt can be documented all throughout the 16th century. It also features underarm gores and a center front neck opening which is held closed by a tie of your choosing.

The sample shirt is held closed with buttons and tabs, and has been in active use for several years with little wear or tear despite working hard.

Can be made in sizes up to XL. All sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included. Suggested Fabrics: white or black light weight linen or linen/cotton blend. Yardage Requirements: 3 yards of 45"+ wide.

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Aug 14, 2016 by Richard Coleman III

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