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16th Century Working and Middle Class

SKIRTAdd a pleated skirt with decorative grosgrain trim around the bottom edge.


$120.00 (RETAIL)

Elizabethan Costume:

Late Elizabethan Women's Doublet Waistcoat

ID#: EWWC050716


DESCRIPTION: Early 1600s Women's Doublet Waist Coat. This is the perfect addition for your working class character at faire! Order your sleeves detachable for hotter climates. While historically the sleeves would have been sewn into the garment, it offers a more comfortable option for warmer climates.

*Price Includes Linen.


$288.00 (RETAIL)

Tudor Costume:

Over-Gown, Kirtle, and Apron

Item #: TOGKA


DESCRIPTION:  Tudor style working woman's ensemble.  Overgown with cuffed sleeves, kirtle - back, front, or side laced; and apron (not pictured). Needs to be worn with a square-necked smock. This is the perfect ensemble for your working class character at faire!

*Price includes linen fabrics.


$712.00 (Retail) Includes Fabrics


Flanders Gown without Kirtle:  

$352.93 (RETAIL)

Elizabethan Costume:


Middle-Class Fitted English "Flanders" Gown, Kirtle, & Sleeves

Item #: MCFlandersw/K


DESCRIPTION: Fitted English "Flanders" Gown with three sleeve styles to choose from: short paned, 3/4 length, and long; Detachable under sleeve; and two-piece Kirtle. Picture shows a one-piece Tudor style. If your goal is for more authenticity, this is the perfect ensemble for your middle class character at faire!

*Price includes linen


$745.34 (RETAIL)



Elizabethan Costume:

5 Piece Working Class Ensemble: Kirtle, Over-Partlet, Pinner Sleeves, & Apron

Item #WCK071415


DESCRIPTION: French, Flemmish, English, or Italian styled Elizabethan era kirtle - back, front, or side laced; pinner sleeves fully lined in complimentary colored cotton; separate knife pleated skirt with two rows of trim, black cotton velveteen over partlet with white or black lining, or white linen overpartlet, and apron (not pictured). This is the perfect ensemble for your working class character at faire! Pair it with a straw hat and coif. Collared smock with ruff sold separately.

*Client responsible for the purchase of fabrics. Contact me to consult on the best fabrics and colors for your character and station.


$516.97 - Includes Fabrics




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Renaissance Costumes 

Elizabethan Costume

Middle Class or 3 Piece Working Class Kirtle - Bodice, Skirt, Pinner Sleeves:

English, French, Flemmish, or Italian styled Elizabethan era kirtle - back, front, or side laced; separate knife pleated skirt with two rows of hand-sewn trim. This is the perfect ensemble for working class, middle class, or lower gentry employed in the Queen's Household. Elevate your character at faire and graduate from the ubiquitous wench to an AUTHENTIC styled 16th Century woman. I custom draft EVERY bodice pattern so that it will fit you rather than you trying to fit into a generic pattern. Pair this gorgeous kirtle with an over-partlet, English flat cap and a coif. *Blackwork chemise and black velveteen partlet are not included.  Pictured is "Crimson" linen.

Listing price includes the labor and materials to custom draft a bodice pattern and fit a muslin toile. (Please read "Quality Standards" in my FAQ page to the left).  Includes 5 yards of 60" wide linen. If more than 5 yards is needed, client is responsible for the difference. 


$364.45 (Retail)

Elizabethan Costume:

Men's Elizabethan Working Class Ensemble


DESCRIPTION: Men's 16th Century Working-Class Commoner style doublet, Venetian style slops, and detachable sleeves. This is the perfect ensemble for your working class character at faire. (Listing is worth $735 for Labor) Includes:

- Waistcoat with sleeves
- Venetian Slops - without panes.
- Flat cap

* White collared linen men's smock/shirt is not included, but available for purchase.

*Includes fabrics made of linen ONLY. If you want wool fabrics to be used, client will have to pay the difference for the cost of wool suiting. 


$580.00 (Retail)