16th century German – gollar

It was ages ago that I made a tutorial for something and I had this one kind of laying around (in the paper version) so I thought that I should make it into a pretty Illustrator picture and upload it here with pictures of my own gollar that I made for this summer.

gollar - front open

My gollar is made out of wool and lined with rabbit fur and can be worn both with the collar down and the collar standing, it is closed with three hooks and eyes in the front.
As it is hard to take photos of your own back I bribed my sister to act as a model, she is much smaller then me so it looks a bit big on her.
gollar - front
gollar - side
gollar - back
gollar - detail
gollar - gusset detail
gollar - side open
gollar - back

Here are some inspirational pictures
Martin Schaffner 1533
gollar inspiration
gollar inspiration 2
Hans Holbein the Younger 1523
gollar inspiration 3

And finally the pattern, the measurements are in cm NOT in inches, click for bigger picture. The pattern is based on the drawings and not any extant gollar and to make make this pattern more historically correct you could choose to not have the gore in the back.
I have been made aware that the original pattern have some things that are faulty, I have now added a new pattern here where the changes are made in red. It is that the cut for the gore in the back should be 13,5 cm long, not 13 as it said before as the gore when drafted is 13,5cm long.
Also the shoulder seam on the front pattern piece is to short. Elongate as the picture shows with 2,5 cm and redraw the curve of the collar.
Sorry for any inconvenience, this was my fist pattern and I did not check the seams before posting.

gollar - pattern front NEW
gollar - pattern back NEW

As usual a toile is a good idea to make sure of the fit before you cut into fancy fabric. Good luck and happy sewing!. THae