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Date: 2/1/12 10:09 PM

I have several costume patterns but I am not sure which one would be the most accurate for The Tudor era from 1500. Specifically Anne Bolyn's time. She was born 1501/1507 until death in 1536.
I have:
Simplicity 3809, 4940, 9891, 2573, 2890 (for the undergarments/corset), and 5794 for a cape.

Which of these do you think is the one to make? I am headed to a renaissance fair this summer so I would like to be in the right century at least =)

This will be the first costume I have made like this so I figure I better get a started now lol!

Thank you so much for all your help.
Tammy

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Date: 2/1/12 11:41 PM

Hi,

Here are some comments on the patterns you mentioned:

2573-View A has a lot of fantasy in it. View B isn't too bad, but much earlier than 1500-1536. The headpiece does fit into the time period you are looking at, but isn't right with the dresses.
4940, 9891-general look isn't too bad, but earlier era. Cut isn't accurate-they didn't do princess seams.
3809-Not an upper-class look. General idea is ok, but the details aren't terribly accurate. A bit overdone-the skirt is too full, as are the sleeves. It is paired with an upper class head dress.
2890-much later period-mid to late 19th century. The 1500-1530 corset was a much different shape. The intent was to make the body conical. Undergarments didn't include drawers (pantalets) this early.

Patterns you might consider are 2589-a Tudor gown, and 2621 for the underpinnings. I haven't used the under garment pattern, but made 3 of the gowns for a production of "A Man for all Seasons" set about 1535. It is not a difficult pattern to make.

If you want more details, or really want to be extremely accurate I recommend getting a copy of The Tudor Tailorby Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies from your library or inter-library loan. They have some neat head pieces and caps for several levels of society that aren't too difficult to make.

Have fun!

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Date: 2/2/12 1:42 AM

Thank you so much! I will be watching hobby lobby and joanns for pattern sales so I can pick them up.

Now what kind of fabric do you think? I am very new to sewing costumes. I have done scrubs and such but nothing this elaborate.
Tammy

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