More Medieval Military Garments
Period Patterns number 102, More Medieval Military Garments, contains patterns for 2 coats of plates, 1 lentner, 1 angel-wing tunic (with or without dags on the sleeves), 3 coifs and 1 gorget.
Padded coifs gave protection to the head, and were necessary for comfort under mail coifs and helmets. A simple collar or gorget gave additional protection to the neck. Cuisses were padded thigh pieces, often with plates and metal knee caps attached. Hose worn while fighting could be padded in places. Hose ranged from baggy to skintight, dull to wildly colorful. The angel-wing tunic could also be worn as civilian wear.
These patterns are functional fighting garb for use in the Society for Creative Anachronism and other re-enactment or recreation groups. They can also be used as is or in an adapted form for civilian wear in these groups, or for stage productions.
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Mediaeval Miscellanea has created copyrighted Period Patterns for sewing authentic period clothing. The patterns, designed by professional costumers, are rigorously researched to ensure historical authenticity. Each package includes complete, full sized cutting patterns in all sizes listed on the envelope (which permits easier custom fitting; sizes are based on standard commercial pattern sizes and can easily be scaled up or down to create additional sizes). Detailed, fully illustrated, step-by-step sewing instructions are provided in addition to general instructions (seam finishes etc.), and most patterns include suggested pattern layout.
Each pattern package contains historical notes with illustrations from contemporary sources providing background information, as well as possible enhancements and variations. On the back of the package additional important information is provided including garment description (with country and approximate dates where possible), sizing, notions and yardage requirements for each size and suggested fabric type for each garment.