The Tudor Tailor: Women's Tudor Kirtles and Petticoats Pattern


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Patterns for Tudor-era ladies’ petticoats and kirtles with or without sleeves. Ideal for 16th century impressions. With full instructions for choosing materials, sizing and constructing garments.  Perfect for anyone interested in making and wearing historical clothing.

Based on documentary descriptions, extant examples and paintings, including:
  • Bodice worn under a gown by Eleanora of Toledo (died 1562) in Arnold, J (1985) Patterns of fashion: The cut and construction of clothes for men and women c1560-1620, London: Macmillan, 101
  • Thomasine Petre’s accounts, 1555 - “3 yardes brode russet ... for a kyrtell”
  • Detail from The field of the cloth of gold undated, artist unknown, Royal Collection (Hampton Court Palace)
  • Detail from The St Bartholomew’s day massacre, 1572 - Francois Dubois, Lausanne

This pattern is available in two UK/US size groups:

  • Smaller Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 
  • Larger Sizes: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 

Please select all options.

Size: Small