Loose Gowns & Spanish Surcoats
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, C.1560-1620

The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress

Late Elizabethan Closed Loose Gown, Kirtle and Sleeves Pattern by Reconstructing History

Loose Gowns Pattern by Reconstructing History

Elizabethan Comfort Kirtle Pattern by Margo Anderson

These links illustrate the variations in decoration, cut, and style of these 16th century women's overgarments.

See also research & re-creations by Rosalind Delamere, Isobel Bedingfield, Dianora Salviati, Catherine Grace Fitzlewis, Fru Aleydis, Lynn McMasters, Genevieve d'Aquitaine, Bess Darnley, Drea de' Pellegrini, Isabella de Boyce, Simbelmyne, Melanie Schuessler, and Simone Hindin.