I have tried to break the patterns into groups. The pages are image heavy so long pages load slowly.
You can see Womens Dress and Gown Renaissance patterns here, Womens Wench and Pirate costumes here, All headgear patterns here, all womens Renaissance Costume Patterns here and Mens Renaissance Costume patterns here.
Since many of these patterns are discontinued or ‘out of print’ when you click on the patterns picture or the pattern number you will be taken to ebay since they nearly always have listings for discontinued Renaissance costume patterns and Medieval costume patterns. I have no affiliation with any Renaissance costume pattern maker.
If you have a lot patience you can click here to see the entire list of Renaissance Costumes on this website (it will load slowly). Or you can click here to see all Renaissance patterns on ebay.
Once you get your costume figured out, you may want to check for accessory items like leather belts and mugstraps or wood tankards. After all, it’s the little things and attention to detail that makes a really great costume.
Patterns for three different Renaissance Costume pattern manufacturers are listed: McCalls, Simplicity and Butterick.
Many people enjoy making their own Renaissance clothing (men’s and women’s). I am not a seamstress but have been told that some of these are very simple to make.
A lot of the Renaissance clothing had some fairly elaborate patterns in them. Keep in mind that many people use upholstery fabric for their Renaissance garb because they can find some really neat patterns and the cloth is a much heavier material.
You should note that nearly all of these patterns are considered ‘out of print’ by the original manufacturers but due to the magic of eBay you can still purchase them. The images and the text links will take you directly to the eBay page for that particular pattern.
MISSES’ MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE HATS: Package includes pattern and instructions to make four historical hats, each offered in size Small (21 1 / 2 “), Medium (22 1 / 2 “), Large (23 1 / 2 “)
McCalls Men’s Costume M2802
MEN’S RENAISSANCE COSTUME: Renaissance costume includes surcoat, front laced tunic with or without sleeves, shirt with gathered sleeves and leggings with elastic waist; both style hats, in two sizes, are also included.
MISSES’ CAMELOT COSTUMES: Flared dress has princess seams, back zipper, shaped outer sleeves and contrast long sleeves with button trim; costume A has contrast front and lower sleeves; costume B has self lined over sleeves; lined overdress B has side front and side back seams and loops and purchased lacing; all garments have purchased trim.
MEN’S CAMELOT COSTUMES: Lined cape has purchased cord for drawstring; pullover tunic in two lengths has side slits and contrast applique; pullover top has long sleeves; pullover hood is lined; belt has top-stitching; pants have elastic at waist; self-lined leg armors have elastic and back VELCRO® closure; self-lined helmet has purchased nail heads or studs.
MISSES’ RENAISSANCE COSTUMES: Dress A, B or C has self-lined empire bodice with bust gathers, princess seamed skirt, back zipper closure, back loops with lacing and sleeve variations; self-lined wes kit D has front and back darts, shawl collar, shaped waistline and hook and eye closure.
MISSES’ MEDIEVAL COSTUME: Semi-fitted, flared gown, evening length, has front opening with eyes or rings and lacing, contrast upper and lower sleeves, cuffs and purchased trim; reversible undergarment with princess seams has eyelet and lacing closure; contrast lined hat has wire antennas, veil and purchased trim.
MISSES’ RENAISSANCE SKIRTS: Flared skirt, floor length, has waistband, gathers and back lacing; skirt B has contrast skirt; skirt C has contrast front; skirt B and C have purchased ribbon trim; skirt D has contrast side front, back and flounces.
MISSES’ CHEMISE IN TWO LENGTHS: Very loose fitting, pullover, slightly flared chemise, below hip length or floor length, has longer than regular length sleeve variations and purchased cord or ribbon drawstring for neck and sleeves; chemise A, B and C have purchased trim.
MISSES’ MEDIEVAL COSTUMES: Cape A has contrast lined hood and sleeves, ribbon ties and ribbon trim; dress A, B or C has front and back yokes, princess seams, back zipper closure, sleeve and trim variations.
Includes patterns for four different hats. These include a veiled Renaissance hat, two feathered hats and one American frontier bonnet. Each hat style is available in three sizes; Small, Medium & Large. All hats are lined.