This pattern contains the skirt portions of the basic “core warderobe” for an English woman of the middle to upper class in the years 1560-1590. The styles were also worn , with variations, over most of Europe, and continued to be worn by the less stylish well into the 17th century. The package includes patterns and instructions for an underskirt, a forepart (a often richly decorated panel attached to the front of an underskirt or kirtle), and an overskirt. The skirt can be attached to a matching low necked bodice or doublet, creating a gown, or made up separately with a waistband. The instruction manual includes historical notes, extensive fitting and sewing instructions, and design tips.
Includes US Sizes 2-30 (Waist 60-118 cm = 24-47 1/2″).