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.

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.)

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

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 1515.

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

 Low-Neck Hemd – A fairly complicated smock with a pleated low neck with stem stitches and silk cords (Dorothea Meyer’s 1515 Hemd)

High-Neck Hemd – A simple, lightweight smock with a high neck in honeycomb pleatwork

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

 Paned or “Puff-and-Slash” Sleeves – One method of making the famous German Renaissance slashed sleeves without fraying.

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), more headwear, and wams (male doublet). 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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