14th c. Gambeson Digital Pattern

14th c. Gambeson Digital Pattern

$37.95

Special Introductory pre-release sale ends soon!

    • When this pattern becomes available in a few weeks, it goes up to full price
    • Downloadable digital pattern you can print at home – not a physical product
    • You will need access to Adobe Acrobat Reader version X or later in order to open the file and a printer
    • Please read ‘please consider’ below before purchasing, for complete details on the product
    • Our patterns are intended for intermediate and advanced sewers
    • The instructions are minimal, and only meant as a basic guide. They are written with the intent that the user understands patterns and clothing construction terminology and techniques.
    • After you purchase the pattern, you will receive an confirmation email with a link to download an encrypted .PDF, that includes instructions and the pattern itself. The file may only be downloaded once.
    • Please make sure we have the correct email with your order and we are on your spam whitelist – we cannot resend the email as it contains a unique link for you to use.
    • Within a business day(M-F) we will send you a confirmation email with the passwords to open the document.
    • All Digital Revival Clothing products, including patterns, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange or refunds
    • Pattern includes all five sizes to accommodate most body types
    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • No time to sew? To purchase the finished product go here:  Linen Cotte
    • Introductory Sale Price: $37.95 after that $44.95

 

Size

M, L, XL, XXL

Color

Black, Red, Burgundy, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Sage, Blue, Gold, Dark Brown, Slate Blue, Purple, Parti-colored(custom)

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A few things to consider before you purchase one of our digital patterns

Please note: our digital patterns are adapted from our original, industrial grade production patterns so they contain only the minimal markings used by professional production sewers and are intended for intermediate and advanced sewers. The instructions are a basic guide and written with the intent that the user understands patterns and clothing construction terminology and techniques. That said, we have used these patterns for many years in actual production, so they are vetted in terms of sizing and accuracy.

You will need access to Adobe Acrobat Reader version X or later in order to open the file and a printer.

In addition, in order to make large format patterns available to the home sewer, the patterns have been converted to a ’tiled’ .pdf which means, you will print many individual 8.5″ x 11″ pages and tape them together to make the full sized pattern.

  • After you purchase the pattern, you will receive an confirmation email with a link to download an encrypted .PDF, that includes instructions and the pattern itself. Thefiles may only be downloaded once. Please make sure we have the correct email with your order and we are on your spam whitelist – we cannot resend the email as it contains a unique link for you to use.
  • Within a business day(M-F) we will send you a confirmation email with the password to open the document
  • All Digital Revival Clothing products, including patterns, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange, discounts or refunds

A note about sharing – PLEASE DON’T SHARE THESE FILES, copy the pattern or use it to produce items for sale. We are a small company, hoping to share our experience and ideas with you, in order to help you make beautiful, authentic, well-fitting medieval clothing. This pattern is intended for personal use by a single customer and we have priced it accordingly. Abuse of the user agreement will negatively affect our ability to continue to provide this service. We have spent a couple decades researching and perfecting our patterns and we are trusting you to use them in the spirit they are intended. So please, honor our single user policy and help us continue to serve the greater re-enactment community.

Size Chart

If you already own one of our gambesons and please note, the sizing on the patterns is different than our ready made gambeson. This is a consequence of digitizing the pattern so that we could make it available to you.

Note: Sizing on our 14th century gambeson is judged by waist size because the large grande assiette armhole also adds to the ease of fit through widest part of the chest. It is meant to fit snugly around waist  and torso with a bit of ease for ease of movement though shuolders an upper back.

Size Max. Waist Measurement Approx. Max Chest Measurement
Small 28″ 36″
Medium 32″ 40″
Large 38″ 46″
XLarge 44″ 52″
XXL 50″ 58″
Our medieval gambeson is based on a combination of 14th century sources, both extant garments and contemporary artwork. We’ve retained the most important aspects of the historical patterns, particularly the exaggerated armhole, also called ‘le grande assiette sleeve’, which permits complete freedom of arm movement. We make ours with an outer layer of heavy, 7.5 oz linen,  three layers of 100% cotton batting and  a medium weight cotton canvas lining for a combination of protection and breathability.
Its closely cut arms make it well suited for use with fitted arm harness. Taking inspiration from period garment quilting designs,  we have added a collar for additional comfort. Metal shank buttons are used similar to those used in period.
Especially if you choose Linen for your construction – we recommend dry cleaning you gambeson in order to extend its life to a maximum. Linen is a very strong fiber but it is also very brittle. Machine washing and especailly drying will break down the fibers over time. If you do choose to wash your gambeson – only do so in cold water and hang to dry – never machine dry as that is the most destructive part of modern washing.

Read more about our arming clothes in the article The Evolution of Arming Clothes

Drawing after a detail of the
“Martyrdom of Saint Catherine” in the Little
Church of Saint Francis, circa 1360

Drawing after the mid-14th C. jack
of Charles de Blois in the Musees de
Tissus in Lyon, France

Drawing after the Jupon of Charles VI
in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de
Chartes, late 14th century

Drawing after in the Catholicon circa 1348 in Liege University, Belgium

Drawing from a detail of the Weltchronik of Rudolf von Ems circa 1360 in Austria

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