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Roman Matron

Added Nov 1, 2010

by rhianna78

San Antonio, Tex...






I really dig Roman history & I go up to school and do Roman Days for several years now so I decided to make a costume that brings history to life. I made it a few years ago, but I use it on a regular basis & used it as my Halloween costume more than once. Its a Tunica, Stola, Palla, & I made a head dress piece to go with the Palla. The Stola is a Roman woman’s dress, the Palla is the drape. The Tunica is the undergarment.

I have made several different ones. White for a Plebeian, colored for a Patrician, even a long sleeve grey one for someone more from the country area. They are absolutely simple to sew!

Material Notes

Cotton or Linen or even light weight Wool for the Stola. Light weight draping fabrics such as Cotton & Chiffon for the Palla.




Garment Type
Classic, Geek, Other, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Blends, Linen, Polyester, Satin, Silk, Wool

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    May 7, 2013, 10.54 PMby CaveCanis

    I don’t suppose you have any instructions on how to make this? It looks really good, I’d love to make myself one :)

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      Nov 16, 2013, 04.01 PMby rhianna78

      Wow, sorry, I haven’t logged in for a while. I actually used a couple of different sites.

      I didn’t really make a pattern. I measured myself against the fabric and mostly free handed it. Those sites are where I got the basic idea from though, and they have several photos that are quite helpful.

      Basically I made the stola larger/longer than I made the under stola. Basic concept remained the same.

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