Better than 'fly-bitten' tapestries: the story of the prodigal - Henry IV, part 2, act 2, scene 1

Dr Kathy Davies was scheduled to speak at the  Missing Persons  conference in October 2022 but she unfortunately caught Covid and couldn't come to …


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. 

In the shop

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.

Who do you think you were?

Each episode of our YouTube series showcases a specific garment featured in The Typical Tudor; bringing to life one of the many individuals whose wills make up the data on which the book is based.

Pre-order The Typical Tudor

This eagerly awaited follow up to The Tudor Tailor presents a fascinating introduction to the range of garments worn by ordinary men and women 500 years ago.

Missing persons: Who were the typical Tudors

Join us for a weekend of exciting events in Nottingham (yes, it is a real place) for the official launch of The Typical Tudor, which focuses on the dress of ordinary men and women.

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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February 23, 2023

Better than 'fly-bitten' tapestries: the story of the …

Dr Kathy Davies was scheduled to speak at the  Missing Persons  conference in October 2022 but she unfortunately caught Covid and couldn't come to …

December 8, 2022

The Typical Tudor: Reconstructing Everyday 16th Century …

The Typical Tudor  is now available to buy online in The Tudor Tailor’s Etsy store at £58 plus P&P. The good news is that readers in the UK …

August 21, 2022

‘I entreat you ... rest here in our court some little time’ …

Jane and Ninya met last week to work on details for the courtroom drama and gala evening in Nottingham on Sunday 23 October 2022. The big news is …

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