Gaston Phoebus Tunic Digital Pattern

Gaston Phoebus Tunic Digital Pattern

$24.95

    • THE IS THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FORMAT(Printed Pattern book coming soon!)
    • All Revival Clothing Patterns, both digital and print book formats, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange or refunds
    • Please note: 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.
    • Our patterns are intended for intermediate and advanced sewers
    • Please read ‘please consider’ below before purchasing, for complete details on the product
    • Backlaced closure allows for near custom fit with lacing
    • 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:  Gaston Phoebus Tunic
    • For the digital version:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • For the printed version:
    • This comes in the form of a spiral bound book that ships directly from the printer. Please allow 7-10 days for the item to ship.
    • Pattern books are not eligible for expedited or overnight shipping.
    • All Revival Clothing Patterns, both digital and print book formats, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange or refunds

About our Gaston Phoebus Tunic

The ubiquitous tunic extends back into antiquity and was the common over garment of lord and peasant alike for centuries. Even as the nobility began adopting more elaborate clothing in the 14th century, the simple tunic remained in use. To complement the rest of our line, we've chosen to base our design on a specific, late 14th century example - the tunics so beautifully depicted in the illuminated hunt book of Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix. This full, pullover tunic has long, ample sleeves with narrow cuffs and a keyhole neckline. Depending on the wearer's height, the tunic will fall between mid-thigh and knee-length.

Simple, comfortable and affordable, the tunic is an ideal garment for wearing around camp, when you're out and about during the day, or as an introductory way to begin sprucing up your wardrobe. Wear it with chausses, braies and one of our three styles of hood, and you'll be surprised at how quickly it dresses up.

Learn more about Gaston Phebus and the Book of the Hunt in our From the Pen of History article here!

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

***All Revival Clothing Patterns, both digital and print book formats, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange or refunds***

Please note: our 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.

For the Printed Version:

This comes in the form of a spiral bound book with instructions followed by the pattern pages. To use, you cut out the pattern pages and tape them together for a full size pattern. For the sized patterns, all sizes are nested together. If you want use more than one size, you will need to trace the individual size onto semi transparent paper, like tracing paper, and use that to cut out the fabric.

For the Digital Version:

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 Revival Clothing Patterns, both digital and print book formats, are FINAL SALE and not eligible for exchange 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

Size Max. Chest Measurement
Small 36″ / 91 cm
Medium 40″ / 102 cm
Large 46″ / 117 cm
XLarge 52″ / 132 cm
XXL 58″ / 157 cm

The ubiquitous tunic extends back into antiquity and was the common over garment of lord and peasant alike for centuries. Even as the nobility began adopting more elaborate clothing in the 14th century, the simple tunic remained in use. To complement the rest of our line, we’ve chosen to base our design on a specific, late 14th century example – the tunics so beautifully depicted in the illuminated hunt book of Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix. This full, pullover tunic has long, ample sleeves with narrow cuffs and a keyhole neckline. Depending on the wearer’s height, the tunic will fall between mid-thigh and knee-length.

Simple, comfortable and affordable, the tunic is an ideal garment for wearing around camp, when you’re out and about during the day, or as an introductory way to begin sprucing up your wardrobe. Wear it with chausses, braies and one of our three styles of hood, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly it dresses up.

Learn more about Gaston Phebus and the Book of the Hunt in our From the Pen of History article here!

Drawing after Gaston Phebus’ Book of Hunting circa late 14th century MS francais 616 in the Bibliotethque National Paris, France

Drawing after a British Manuscript of the building of St. Albans Abbey circa early 14th century Cotton Ms. Nero DI f.23v in The British Museum, London, England

Drawing after a details in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340, British Museum, London, England

Linen tunic worn over  14th C. BraiesLinen ChausesLeather Buckled GartersMedieval Ties Boots. Around his waist is a Decorated Medieval Belt along with his leather Kidney Pouch. He also fastens his Linen Liripipe Hood  closed with a Crowned Lions Badge.

Linen tunic worn over  14th C. Braies, his parti-colored Wool Chauses, Wool Buckled GartersMedieval Ties Boots. Around his waist is a Decorated Medieval Belt . His Linen Liripipe Hood is adorned with a Rose of Chivalry Badge and a Wool Brimmed Hat on top.

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