From camisas to cintolas - Aylwen gives us an overview of Renaissance Italian men's fashion in the 15th century.
Discussing the cut of a late medieval kirtle and a very popular V neck gown, often simply referred to as the Burgundian gown.
In this extensive beginner's guide, we'll look at lucet cording, fancy braiding and inkle and tablet weaving.
This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
Building on her investigations into the evolution of women’s clothing in the sixteenth century, Julia now looks at the male wardrobe in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.
Fashion is a significant area of cultural borrowing. Sarah Lorraine examines the 16th century Venetian appropriation of Turkish dress.
Extant C16th garments are rare, but some tailoring books survive still. Marion explores the German and Austrian tailor's masterbook and the master tailor's exam.
While Spain had knitted sleeves in silk and wool, it seems England had wool sleeves alone. Sarah presents the evidence in preparation for making your own.
Knitted sleeves are one of the less explored items of 16th century knitted clothing, but Sarah will show us how to roll up our sleeves and get started on scoggers.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Julia investigates the evolution of 16th century women's clothing, and the ramifications for Tudor costumers.
There’s more to the Low Countries than the familiar C16th Flemish 'peasant dress'. Holly explores the variations between different classes, trades and regions.
Once you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.
Spanish Renaissance style can be tough to identify. Kate continues her field guide to Hispano-Flemish style by looking at men's fashions in 15th and 16th century Spain.
Few garments are as instantly recognizable as the 16th century ruff. Constance shows us how to make the perfect finishing touch to your Elizabethan costume.
Spanish Renaissance clothing can be difficult to identify at first glance. Kate gives us a field guide to Hispano-Flemish ladies' style of the 15th & 16th centuries.
Dressing a woman involves more than just recreating portraits. One has to know the person underneath - in this case, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk.
There are many Tudor dresses of 1530 and later on the re-enactors' circuit, but few earlier ones. Let's go back to 1510 and do something different!
Five simple techniques can make a wide range of jewelry to provide the finishing touch to your Tudor or Renaissance outfit.
Making a new outfit for a young Tudor lady.
Part 2: foresleeves, forepart, kirtle layers, and revisiting the smock.
Accessories take an outfit from costume to clothing. A range of beautiful and authentic jewelry can be made using basic techniques.