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The Tudor Tailor team aims to provide research, resources and inspiration for people who enjoy learning about 16th century dress - for fun, for educational projects, for reenactment events, for heritage sites, for stage plays or for screen productions. Please visit the Research page (coming soon) to discover more about our ongoing work, the Shop to buy books and resources for making costume and the Talks & Events page to see our range of presentations. The Tudor Tailor team is headed by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies (see 'About us' for more information). Join our Facebook community to send us your comments, questions or suggestions.
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A successful foray into television has prompted an update to one of The Tudor Tailor’s best-loved patterns. Eager headdress researchers are already excited to see the information in a practical format. Ninya’s recent work with the BBC was an opportunity to put theory to the test and it passed with flying colours. The “gable hood” is now a “Tudor lady’s bonnet, frontlet, paste and edge” reflecting research published in The Queen’s Servants in 2011. The new Tudor Tailor bonnets, frontlets and pastes feature in an exciting BBC2 documentary to be shown in January 2015. The programme, presented by Lucy Worsley, includes a recreation of Edward VI’s christening procession at Hampton Court Palace in 1537. Television director Rachel Jardine was keen for the clothes to look right for the period and, in particular, for the ladies’ headwear to be accurate. Ninya used the gable hood instructions from The Tudor Tailor but altered the pattern and construction techniques to incorporate Caroline Johnson’s findings about headwear issued to the royals and their attendants from 1485 to 1520. If you fancy one of the bonnets or an updated version of the pattern (https://www.etsy.com/listing/111957689/patterns-for-tudor-ladys-bonnets) for Christmas or know someone whose Tudor look would be completed by one of them, visit the online shop (http://www.tudortailor.com/shop/) soon because the final ordering dates are fast approaching (see below). The pattern costs £22.50 (about US$35). ...

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Alex SandersonCheryl Cain might be of interest to you possibly? Xx19 hours ago

Chloe HintonWill there be a way to get an update for us book owners?17 hours ago

Catherine CookThe bonnets are beautiful!14 hours ago

Bess ChilverIt was so fabulous seeing so many lovely "gable" hoods in one place at a time.6 hours ago