Renaissance French Gown Sewing Pattern: Multi Size Historical Pattern for 1500 - 1630, by the Mantua-Maker. 1500-5

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This Elizabethan era pattern was created by me, Deb Salisbury, owner of The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns. It includes 15 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 5 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag. All sizes Petite – X-large are included. Fabric amounts depend more on height than on size – it is set up for someone who is 5’2” to 5’11” (marked as Petite, Medium, Tall and Very Tall). If you are shorter or taller than the marked increments, you will need to shorten or lengthen the skirt.

The gown is designed to fit over a 2 ½’ to 4’ diameter farthingale. Because the design is intended for a custom fit, the final hemline measurement will depend on the garment size and length. It may be made with a front, side back, or center back opening. The neckline may be up-curved, straight across, or low and round. Sleeves and shoulder wings or rolls are optional.

The basic dress for the wealthy was the French Gown. Yards of expensive fabric were arranged over a farthingale, conspicuous consumption at its highest. When the widest Spanish farthingale gave way to the French farthingale, the extra length was pinned up around the drum edge.

Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!

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fast shipping and good looking pattern, have not made it yet, but look forward to it
Dec 31, 2016 by L Love
May 8, 2012 by A fellow maker
Oct 3, 2011 by A fellow maker

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FYI 2 - I do have a cat (allergy warning; my cat has such fine fur I find stray hairs in places he could *never* get to!) but he has little contact with my patterns. My home is smoke-free, but vintage books and trim may carry their own distinctive odors.