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.
Detail of a painting by Sophie Ploeg featuring Schole-House lace from The Tudor Tailor

The Tudor Tailor’s visit to Chicago is now only five weeks away and the deadline to book a place and be eligible for the participants’ discount on patterns and books is fast approaching. Our host Harlie Des Roches at the Silver Linings Sewing Studio in Mount Emerson, Chicago still has places left for the events on Fri 24 (evening) and Sun 26 October (day). The pre-order promotion offers a 25 per cent discount on patterns and books with no postage and packing charge (while stocks last). The deadline for reserving your place and receiving the pre-order discount is Wed 24 September (one week away). If you have made it on to the participants’ list by then, your pre-order form will arrive by email. After you have received your form, the deadline for bagging a bargain is Wed 1 October (with payment by Paypal). The evening keynote, Court life and country lore, features a dressing demonstration with Lady Mary Talbot, who is seeking advice from a wet-nurse about her much-anticipated baby (see photograph). Afterwards, there will be wine and hors d’ouevres, and The Tudor Tailor shop to browse. More details can be found at http://www.tudortailor.com/news/chicago-calling-last-chance-bag-bargain/ The picture shows Lady Mary Talbot’s baby – as represented by Ninya’s daughter Holly in November 2008 when she was two months old. Holly is the baby Ninya is expecting in the photographs of a pregnant lady in informal and formal dress in The Tudor Child (pages 68-69). Please visit here to make a booking or email Harlie direct with any queries on [email protected] or call her on 847-809-1300. It will be possible to attend the event/s (if places are still free) anytime up to Fri 24 October when The Tudor Tailor arrives. ...

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Jordana A UrbikArgh! Why do all the cool things happen in (and around) Chicago about two weeks AFTER I have to leave!52 minutes ago