Back about 10 - 15 years ago, Renaissance costuming was big for me. I can't even remember all the different patterns I had out, so I particularly like seeing some of these.
First is Jessica Pugliano in a gown made from pattern #3782. This is what she has to say about it.
I've used this pattern several times, making both versions. The first time resulted in one of my absolutely favorite gowns of mine - my tudor rose elizabethan. Fits perfectly (and I don't always wear a corset). The only changes I've made have been to just sew on hooks and eyes instead of using the tape. I feel more secure that way.
This was the first gown I ever really made for myself - I had done a loose medieval thing, but it was my first try making anything fitted. I feel in love with the Tudor pattern and found the perfect fabric. I've only ever worn it once to a Renaissance Faire, but have loaned it out countless times to others.
Pattern #4508 isn't too well known. It came before my more historical accurate ones.
But, she sent this picture to for the costume her husband is wearing made with pattern #4059. Well done. She has made this pattern for others, too!
This is another pattern that I love to play around with. I originally made this coat for somebody smaller than my father, but he loved the fabric and style so much that I added a stomacher to it so that he could wear it. He loves being able to remove the sleeves.
3782 was the first Renaissance ( and first big sewing project) that I ever tackled. It's my favorite sewing pattern, ever. I know use it as a base for creating different Elizabethan bodice styles because this one fits my body so well. I wasn't wearing the proper undergarments here but when the pattern for those came out I found my gown fit even more wonderfully over them.
Thanks all ... enjoy your weekend.