Free Patterns for 16th Century German Renaissance Clothing and Accessories

Below is a list of my patterns and instructions for various 16th century German Renaissance garments and accessories. All patterns are copyright. If you wish to share with others online, please link to the entry.

Goldhaube – A silk, pearl, and gilt cap, made famous by the women seen in Lucas Cranach paintings

Goldwork Gown – A wool and velvet gown with goldwork fashioned after the one worn by Dorothea Meyer, as painted by Hans Holbein in 1516.

 Cranach Saxon Court Gown – A velveteen gown with decorated brustfleck made famous by Lucas Cranach paintings.

Lederwams – A leather vest worn by German men in the 16th century

Hosen – Wool and canvas (fustian) trousers worn by German men in the 16th century

High-Necked Smock – A simple, lightweight smock with a high neck in honeycomb pleatwork

 Apron – A simple apron with a honeycomb pleatwork band at the top. (Dot Templates: 1 inch—ideal for beginners, 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch, and 1/4 inch.)

Waffenrocket – A simplified waffenrock intended to be worn over clothing and armor like a tabard

Wappenrock (Tabard) – A good tabard pattern for heralds.

Tellerbarret (platter hat)

Other patterns I plan to add in the future: Schaub (coat), low-neck smock, and paned/slashed sleeves. If there’s something you’d like to see, please leave a comment!

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2 Responses to Free Patterns for 16th Century German Renaissance Clothing and Accessories

  1. Cynthia Konow-Brownell says:

    Have you figured out the Grande Assiette sleeve on the Master of the Housebook dress? I’ve got all the components down, except for those stupid sleeves! Any help would be appreciated.

    Btw, well be at Pennsic this year….how about you? Your Tellerbarrett class was well received here, and we have a few more barretts floating around :-)

    Thea
    Caid

    • Genoveva von Lubeck says:

      I have not yet attempted the Housebook dress. I saw you discussing this on Facebook — did you figure it out?

      Yes, we’ll be at Pennsic again this year! Would love to see you again! :)

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