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Medieval Irish Moy Gown Pattern

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  • Sewing Pattern - Medieval Irish Moy Gown Pattern. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope.
  • Excellent for Renaissance, Medieval, Knight, Man at Arms, Elizabethan, arming coif pattern
  • Great for SCA, Renaissance Festivals, Scottish Highland Games, and Medieval Faires
  • Great for Medieval Woman, Dark Ages Woman, Renaissance Women's gown
  • Great for SCA, Medieval Festivals, Dark Ages, Camelot
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  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004UFOD1S
  • Item model number: RC313
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,101 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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RC313 - Medieval Irish Moy Gown Pattern. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. This pattern is complete with instructions and historical notes for the surviving Irish medieval woman's dress known as The Moy Gown. Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-41". All Sizes in one envelope. Historical notes and embellishment suggestions included. Suggested Fabrics: light weight to coat weight wool Yardage Requirements: Gown: 6 yds 45" or 4½ yds 60" wid. Great for Renaissance, Medieval, or Camelot impression. Also a comfortable modern gown.

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Just for some background, I am an experienced seamstress--I used to make a living making wedding gowns, so I generally know what I'm doing.

While I'm impressed that someone was ambitious enough to make a pattern for the Moy gown, I feel obligated to let anyone who might buy it know that you need a solid background in sewing to get through this one. Gussets and gores are a pain in the butt in any pattern, but I find that in this one, they just aren't worked in a logical way. The instructions are sparse, and if you don't know that while setting a gusset you need to leave the seam allowances open, you're going to be in trouble, because nowhere does it actually tell you that--you just have to know already. It also has you adding a sleeve gore AFTER setting the sleeve into the dress, which is about twice as difficult and half as smart as it could be.

I'm not finished with the dress--my need to write this review overrode my need to keep working on it at the moment--and I'm hoping that the end result is worth all the re-writing I'm having to do with the instructions. I'd say the jury's still out on this one.
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First off - I am not a beginning sewer. I have sew professionally and also have drafted many of my own patterns. I decided to buy this pattern, instead of draft my own, because of the makers first hand research with the original gown - something that I can not gain on my own.

You must read through the directions completely before you do ANYTHING.

BEWARE (and it does say this one place in the instructions.) that the pattern pieces you cut out are for the SHORT gown. If you wish to make the longer one you will have to invent the rest of the pattern for yourself by "extending" it. This is easy enough for the rectangular pieces, but if you are inexperienced you could face a few issues with the gores and the angles involved. Every pattern I recall coming across in my life is cut for the full length and has a shorter mark to cut off if making a shorter version. I hate to admit, but I did indeed cut my pieces too short and have to go back and do it over again.

Just disregard the suggested cutting layout entirely because what is pictured do not in any way match up to what you are told on the pattern pieces themselves or in the instructions.The layout has you cutting things on the fold that aren't needed and cutting things that should have been on the fold, not on the fold.

I am, because of this, afraid of what I will find when I am completely finished sewing the gown. The instructions claim that a 5/8 inch seam allowance is included, but on some pieces due to the discrepancies on the layout and pattern pieces themselves, vs. the instructions, who knows what I will find?
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Wonderful historical content.
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