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Bring up the bodies!

A previously unpublished 16th century garment will take centre stage at Nottingham’s historic courtroom as part of the  Missing Persons  conference …

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

February 11, 2020

Bring up the bodies!

A previously unpublished 16th century garment will take centre stage at Nottingham’s historic courtroom as part of the  Missing Persons  conference …

January 6, 2020

Don’t keep it under your hat – unless it’s linen!

The Tudor Tailor team are throwing their hats into the ring with collaborative work on  the history of headwear. Here's …

December 7, 2019

Knitting by numbers: Typical Tudor teamwork, timelines and …

The Typical Tudor  will break new ground in the reconstruction of 16th century adult dress with detailed instructions for knitted garments. …

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 …

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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