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How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! - Jane Austen

Dress historian Hilary Davidson is on board for The Tudor Tailor’s  Missing Persons  conference next April. She will bring all the evidence for …

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.

Latest Updates

November 7, 2019

How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! - …

Dress historian Hilary Davidson is on board for The Tudor Tailor’s  Missing Persons  conference next April. She will bring all the evidence for …

September 5, 2019

Fashion forensics to the fore in the case of the Missing …

Jane and Ninya had a grand day out in and around Portsmouth, home of the  Mary Rose , this week to recruit more specialists to the search for  The …

June 19, 2019

‘O Wall, O sweet, O lovely Wall’ - A Midsummer Night's …

The Early Bird deadline for  The Typical Tudor  launch and conference in April 2020 has been extended by just 24 hours to celebrate midsummer and the …

June 7, 2019

A curator, an historian and a judge walk into a bar ...

The Tudor Tailor’s  Missing Persons conference in Nottingham features an unlikely line-up for the courtroom drama on Saturday 4 April 2020. Jane and …

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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