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Renaissance Costume Patterns (including Medieval)

There are many different types of Renaissance costume patterns. Click on the patterns picture or the pattern number to go directly to the pattern manufacturers site. The link will open in a new window so you will have to close that window to return here. I have no affiliation with any Renaissance costume pattern maker, I just thought some people would find this as a convenient way of looking at some commercially available patterns.

Most of the time eBay has over 100 Renaissance Costume patterns running. You can get some good prices and also, they have some unusual patterns too. That way you can reduce the liklihood of seeing a costume exactly like yours at the party. I have already put the search in for you, just 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, drinking tankards, or jewelry. After all, it's the little things that make a really great costume.

Last but not least, you may want to consider learning how to speak with an English accent.

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 farily elaborate patterns in them. If you are looking for some fabric for your Renaissance clothing then here is a link to a great site for all types of fabrics, including decorator fabrics. Keep in mind that many people us upholstery fabric for their Renaissance garb because they can find some really neat patterns and the cloth is a much heavier material. Either way this fabric site has just about every type of fabric available and the searches are already set up to make finding exactly what you are looking for pretty darn easy. All of the links open in a new browser, just close those pages and you will be returned here.


McCalls Renaissance M4107  

SUGGESTED FABRICS: Twill • Gabardine • Silk • Satin • Embroidered Silks and Satins • Dupioni • Home Decorating Fabrics

McCalls M4696
MISSES’ RENAISSANCE TOPS: Fitted princess line bodice top has square neckline, lacing closures at back and sides with sleeve and trim variations; purchased eyelets, lacing and trim.


McCalls M4805
MEN’S MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE HATS: Package includes patterns and instructions for four different style hats.

McCalls M4806
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.


McCalls M3653
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.

McCalls M3658
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 nailheads or studs.


McCalls M3797
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 weskit D has front and back darts, shawl collar, shaped waistline and hook and eye closure.

McCalls M4041
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.

McCalls M4090
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.

McCalls M4091
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.

McCalls M8937
CHILDREN’S, GIRLS’ AND MISSES’ MEDIEVAL COSTUMES: e Contains patterns for gown, vest, belt and hat (costume A): gown, vest and hat (costume B): gown, vest and cape (costume C).


McCalls M3663  
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.  


Simplicity 5582  
Sizes:  4 to 20 Misses Renaissance Dresses  

Simplicity 5925  
Sizes:  Men XS to XL (30 to 48) Mens Renaissance Costumes  

Simplicity 7756  
Sizes:  4 to 20 Misses Renaissance Costumes  

Simplicity 8192  
Sizes:  4 to 20 Misses Renaissance Dresses  

Simplicity 8587  
Sizes:  Unisex XS to XL (30 to 48) Misses, Mens & Teens Renaissance Costumes  


Simplicity 8715  
Sizes:  4 to 20 Misses Renaissance Dresses  


Simplicity 9929  
 Sizes:  6 to 20 Misses Renaissance Faire Maiden Costumes  

M4695 McCalls M4695  
MEN’S RENAISSANCE DOUBLETS: Fitted, stand-up collar, peplum, cap sleeve has frog closures; sleeve variations with purchased eyelets, lacing and trimming.  
S8881 Simplicity 8881
Misses Costume: Elizabethan Dress
Size: 6-20
S9966 Simplicity 9966
Misses Renaissance Fantasy Costume
Size: 6-20
S9531 Simplicity 9531
Misses Renaissance Dress
Size: 6-20
S4923 Simplicity 4923
Mens Pirate Costume
Size: XS-XL
S5794 Simplicity 5794
Misses Capes
M3789 McCalls 3789

(ADT) (KIDS [(7-8) (10-12) (14)])

Misses Costume B3552 Butterick 3552
Misses Costume
Size 6-22
B3894 Butterick 3894
MENS Pirate Costume
Size XS-L
B3906 Butterick 3906
Misses/Misses Petite
Size 6-22
B4483 Butterick 4483
Misses Renaissance Wench Costume
Size 6-20
B4486 Butterick 4486
Mens/Misses Shirts
B4540 Butterick 4540
Misses Dress
Size 8-22
Men's Costume B4541 Butterick 4541
Mens Musketeer Costume
Size 34-44
B4571 Butterick 4571
Misses Dress
Size 6-20
Renaissance Corset 4669 Butterick 4669
Misses Corset
Size 6-20







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