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Missing persons: Who Were the Typical Tudors? Friday 3 to Sunday 5 April 2020

Join an exciting courtroom drama to witness the evidence for these elusive missing persons go on public trial and be part of the official launch of …

The Tudor Tailor

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 and for screen productions. 

The collaborative team is headed by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, who specialise in the social history of dress with practical guidance on reconstructing historic clothing for interpretive projects. They combine meticulous research with an irreverent attitude offering scholarly information with a sense of humour. 

The Tudor Tailor develops entertaining events, creates bespoke reconstructions of historic dress, and designs exhibitions in partnership with clients in the UK, north America and across Europe. 

The team is currently writing a new book which updates and expands The Tudor Tailor (2006). It has the working title The Typical Tudor and will concentrate on the clothing of the middling to lower sort in the 16th century. 

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 April 2020

Missing persons: Who Were the Typical Tudors?

Join us for a weekend of exciting events in Nottingham (yes, it is a real place) to launch The Typical Tudor.

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May 19, 2019

Missing persons: Who Were the Typical Tudors? Friday 3 to …

Join an exciting courtroom drama to witness the evidence for these elusive missing persons go on public trial and be part of the official launch of …

May 6, 2019

Read all about it! The Typical Tudor set for April 2020 …

Jane and Ninya are pleased to announce that the eagerly-awaited update and expansion of The Tudor Tailor is scheduled for publication in April …

April 16, 2019

Fan girl to cover girl

The Tudor Tailor had the pleasure of hosting one of our first US hosts recently when Harlie Des Roches joined the team to test patterns and model her …

April 15, 2019

Who was The Typical Tudor? Save the date to find out

Save the weekend of Friday 3 to Sunday 5 April 2020 to be among the first to see copies of The Tudor Tailor’s new book. Research for The …

Don't forget to visit the Tudor Tailor shop!

If you're busy planning your next project then make sure you pop over to our Etsy shop where we sell a large collection of books and resources for making historic costume.

They were so helpful in working with me to get exactly the length and color I needed. GREAT! I bought buttons from them also and they were beautiful! My Mayflower voyager jacket is perfect!

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