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Pattern for Elizabethan lady's bodies with variations, nowadays called a corset

Pattern for Elizabethan lady's bodies with variations, nowadays called a corset

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• Made exclusively by The Tudor Tailor

Sewing pattern for three styles of Tudor/Elizabethan bodies (later called 'stays', the precursor of the corset), appropriate for 16th and early 17th century impressions. With full instructions for choosing materials, sizing and constructing garments - perfect for reenactors.

Highly researched and based on documentary descriptions, extant examples and paintings, including Queen Elizabeth I's effigy bodies. See the image of the pattern envelope for specific sources.

Our synthetic whalebone is an excellent modern equivalent to the kind of boning that would have been used in bodies in the Tudor era.

These bodies are the ideal underpinning for our Late Elizabethan lady's gown. They would be worn with a French 'drum' style farthingale by Elizabethan ladies. 

This pattern is available in either larger sizes (UK 20-28) or smaller sizes (UK 8-18). Please see the size chart included in the photos for this listing to ensure you're selecting the correct pattern for you.

Note, photos of actual garments are examples only – no garments are included with this product.

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kateblackroy1
Disappointed that seam allowance isn't included.

Disappointed that seam allowance isn't included. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying.

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juliannepd
Decades ago, I made Tudor corsets for myself under the guidance of an amazing maker. She has gone...

Decades ago, I made Tudor corsets for myself under the guidance of an amazing maker. She has gone on to teach costume construction at the university level. When my daughter asked about making her own corset and garb, my friend sent me the link for this pattern. It is exquisitely drafted, packaged, and we are eager to set aside time together to follow this guide to creating proper undergarments for my daughter's foray into costuming herself! So happy to have found such a comprehensive pattern!

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Kari DoRego
Thank you so much for exchanging my item before it even shipped!

Thank you so much for exchanging my item before it even shipped! It arrived safely and I cannot wait to put this together.

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Erin Gutierrez
Super quick, great customer service, recommend!

Super quick, great customer service, recommend!

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Audrey Molinatti
Perfect, simple and easy to follow would order more later

Perfect, simple and easy to follow would order more later