The Gown: Construction

The Gown: Construction

Decided to use the Tudor Tailor pattern as the basis, although I am definitely not the same shape and size as the pattern models.

First enlarged the bodice pattern in the book to actual size.

Next steps:

Finishing the Kirtle Bodice:

The Kirtle Skirt:


Lorraine, Sarah
undated 'Boning Descriptions' accessed 15 November 2013 on the internet at

Malcolm-Davies, Jane, Caroline Johnson and Ninya Mikhaila
2008 ''And her black satin gown must be new-bodied’: The Twenty-First-Century Body in Pursuit of the Holbein Look' Costume 42:21-29

Mikhaila, Ninya and Jane Malcolm-Davies
2006 The Tudor Tailor BT Batsford London

Sketches and Portraits

If you click on them, you'll be taken to a much larger version, in most cases.

Images from Wikimedia Commons.

Image from the British Museum Collection