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.
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Linen caps and coifs are a common element in women's, and men's, wardrobes in the 16th century. Trystan shows us how to make a wired, Elizabethan version.
Do you really need a corset with that 16th century gown? Maybe not. Kimiko explains why... and explores kirtles, bents and bodies to create the perfect silhouette.
We've seen the Tudor wardrobe of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, take shape and now we join her in the bedchamber as she dresses in the finished clothes.
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.
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.
Frances' Tudor hoods and hair are her crowning glory. Julia shows us how she created the classic Marian style hood and frontispiece of the mid-16th century.
There’s more to the Low Countries than the familiar C16th Flemish 'peasant dress'. Holly explores the variations between different classes, trades and regions.
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