This was my first period pattern in the sca many years ago. I still
use it today.
The first thing you want to do is definitely not cut it out of the
paper. Find some butcher paper or some pattern interfacing.
Second is you want to take your measurements and match them up to
the lines on the patern. That is, transfer your measurements that
match the lines on there. Take your pattern and trace the pieces you
are going to use and connect the dots to your measurements.
Once you have done that add your seam allowance.
I know that this may sound confusing but it it one of those patterns
that really needs a person there by your side that has done this
There are several sites online that dissect this pattern to the nth
degree that may help. I do not know those urls but others on here do
and will post them for you I hope soon. :)
If they do not, make a search through the archives or google 'Period
Pattern 21 help' and you will find some there.
Good luck, take pictures, post them where we can see them! :)
> Greetings Good Gentles,
> All of this talk about these patterns brings me to some of my own
> questions.I purchased PP#21 the Cotehardie and Sideless Surcote
> pattern and this weekend we are going to cut out the muslin for
> it.Has anyone worked with this pattern enough to know of,and be able
> to forewarn me of any pitfalls I may experience with this pattern???
> Already the directions seem a bit confusing,but then this will be my
> first cotehardie.The sleeves from just playing with the pattern also
> seem very,very tight.I'm an off the rack size 6,but for this pattern
> I had to cut out a 14 and at that the sleeves still seem very,very
> tight.I was going for view II,the one with the higher neckline and
> Thank you in advance,
> Morwen MKA Rebecca
> Kindom of Meridies