Women's Undergarments, Ruffs, Collars & Cuffs
Period Patterns number 90, Women's Undergarments, Ruffs, Collars & Cuffs., offers patterns for 5 chemises, 2 corsets 2 partelets, 2 ruffs, 2 bumrolls, 3 collars and cuffs (sizes 8-18 included).
These are just the thing to authentically complete Period nos. 16, 21, 26, 41, 51 56, and, although sized for women, 58.
Chemises were worn for comfort, to keep body dirt off the outer clothes, and for sleeping. They were also often allowed to show for decoration at the neck, wrist and/or through slashes in the sleeve (Period Patterns nos. 41, 51 & 56). Corsets, farthingales (hooped petticoats) and bumrolls reshaped the body into a fashionable silhouette. These undergarments as well as partelets, ruffs, collars and cuffs were worn for style and social status (the more elaborate and constricting a piece of clothing was, the less practical, thus denoting the higher status of the wearer). Many styles are not complete without the proper undergarments, and others will not have the right shape.
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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.