Get the perfect Florentine dress pattern!
Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 16th century Italian Wwoman’s Outfit as worn in Florence and the Tuscan region from the beginning of the century until about 1525. Pattern includes tie-on sleeves, center or side-back closure, and gathered or pleated skirts. Instructions for camicia (shift).
Fits busts 30½”-48″ and waists 23″-41″.
All sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included.
light weight wool or silk taffeta
heavy linen or canvas for interlining (interlining can be corded if desired)
light linen for lining
linen for camicia
Gown: 6 yds 45″ or 4½ yds 60″ wide
Constrasting sleeves: 2 yds 45″ or 1½ yds 60″ wide
Lining: 2 yds 45″ or 1½ yds 60″ wide
(bodice & sleeves only)
Interlining: ½ yd 45″ or 60″ wide
Camicia: 3 yds 60″ wide (for fullest version)
cord and closed rings (thread eyelets may also be used)
two-inch and three-inch wide strips of contrasting wool or colourful ribbon for guards, as many as desired
ribbon for tying on sleeves