Based on our research, peasants (that is, common farmers and shepherds) were wearing almost the same clothing from the 12th through 16th centuries. From manuscript illuminations, books of hours, and the sketchbooks of famous painters like Holbein and Dürer comes evidence that peasants wore the same style of functional, easy-wearing clothing for the better part of three centuries.
This is our full-size paper pattern for Western European Peasant Men. It includes patterns for the tunic, leggings, hood or coif, drawers, and shirt shown in these illustrations and based on extant archeological examples.
Fits chests 34″-54″ (85-135 cm). All Sizes in one envelope.
wool for tunic, hood and leggings
linen for shirt, coif and drawers
tunic — 3 yds at least 60″ wide(3 meter 150 cm wide)
shirt — 2 yds at least 60″ wide (2 meter 150 cm wide)
drawers — 2 yds at least 60″ wide (2 meter 150 cm wide)
leggings — 2 yds at least 60″ wide (2 meter 150 cm wide)
hood — 1 yd at least 60″ wide (1 meter 150 cm wide)
coif — 1 yd at least 60″ wide (1 meter 150 cm wide)