A list of free historical medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian costume patterns.

Free Historical Costume Patterns

A list of free historical medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian costume patterns.
  1. Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams
    Victorian and Edwardian era jacket, suit, shirt, skirt, petticoat, and bodice patterns for women, men, and children.
  2. Adapting the Elizabethan Lady's wardrobe for lower class use
    General instructions for an apron, neckcloth, partlet and flat cap with .pdf pattern downloads.
  3. Diderot's Tailors and Seamstresses in his Ground Breaking Encyclopedia
    Period pattern for an 18th century French Robe Franciase.
  4. Free corset patterns
    Free .zip file download of six different corset patterns.
  5. 1911 Corset Sew Along
    A free Edwardian corset pattern and instructions in sew-along style.
  6. C.A. Griswold 1884 corset
    Original patent pattern design and specifications of a 1884 corset.
  7. Vintage 1950s crinoline
    Alice Lon tells us how to sew a 48 yard, 12 oz petticoat with nine yards of nylon net. The article was first published in the September 1-7 1956 issue of TV Guide.
  8. How to enlarge a sewing pattern with Powerpoint
    Resize any image you find in a book, or the internet, in only a few steps!
  9. 1910 Brassiere Pattern
    I have the good fortune to have a 1910s brassiere (or bra) in my collection, and have taken a pattern from it.
  10. A no-pattern 1920's bathing suit
    Quick and easy. All of these items are available at WalMart, KMart, Target, or similar stores, except maybe the shoes.
  11. Drawers and knickerbockers
    Needlework and Cutting Out by Agnes Walker and Jane A. Strachan. First published in 1898. These extracts are from the 1914 edition.
  12. The Tudor Costume Page
    Instructions and in-progress pictures on how to pattern and sew a kirtle gown ensemble including shift, petticoat, sleeves and coif.
  13. Drape a Robe Francaise
    How to drape and sew a custom fitted 18th century robe a la francaise. Also known as a sacque gown. No pattern needed.
  14. A 16th c. Flemish Ensemble
    How to make an ensemble which looks like those worn by 16th century Flemish marketwomen, servants and kitchenworkers.
  15. 1809 Apron Front Gown
    In the Collection of the Missouri Historical Society
  16. Italian Renaissance Gown Construction
    Start to finish instructions to make your own italian gown including sleeve variations, undergarments and embellishments.
  17. Custom Corset Pattern Generator
    Enter your measurements and this system will produce a custom Elizabethan corset. Complete with sewing instructions.
  18. Making a Gored Kirtle Pattern
    Flemish gown based roughly on the 1570-1580 loose kirtle described in Janet Arnold'sPatterns of Fashion 1560-1620.