The Tudor TailorThe Tudor Tailor

The book provides 36 patterns and full step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs that show the finished garments worn by real people.

Author: Ninya Mikhaila


ISBN: OCLC:1097605285


Page: 160

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The book provides 36 patterns and full step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs that show the finished garments worn by real people. There is also general advice on choosing materials, construction methods, and an insight into the Tudor tailor's sewing kit.

The Tudor ChildThe Tudor Child

This book provides a social history of babies and children from the late fifteenth century to the Jacobean era.

Author: Jane Huggett

Publisher: Costume & Fashion Press

ISBN: 089676267X


Page: 160

View: 790

This book provides a social history of babies and children from the late fifteenth century to the Jacobean era. The book offers fascinating insights into the conventions of children's dress, including swaddling infants, boys in skirts and stiffened bodices for young girls.

The Queen s ServantsThe Queen s Servants

"Detailed patterns ... line drawings and ... photographs ... [of] gentlewomen's garments for the years 1485 to 1520 ... This is an essential guide for students of 16th century dress"--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Caroline Johnson

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0956267416


Page: 55

View: 828

"Detailed patterns ... line drawings and ... photographs ... [of] gentlewomen's garments for the years 1485 to 1520 ... This is an essential guide for students of 16th century dress"--P. [4] of cover.

History Fiction and The TudorsHistory Fiction and The Tudors

The Tudors, Episode 1:5; Jennifer Loach, “The Function of Ceremonial in the Reign of ... The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth Century Dress (London: ...

Author: William B. Robison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438836


Page: 384

View: 597

This is the first book-length study of the award-winning historical drama The Tudors. In this volume twenty distinguished scholars separate documented history, plausible invention, and outright fantasy in a lively series of scholarly, but accessible and engaging essays. The contributors explore topics including Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, his other wives and family, gender and sex, kingship, the court, religion, and entertainments.

Women s Voices in Tudor Wills 1485 1603Women s Voices in Tudor Wills 1485 1603

Paralleling so many aspects of the Tudor household, clothing was used to fulfill a ... 178 N. Mikhaila and J. Malcolm-Davies, The Tudor Tailor, 2006, 40–41.

Author: Susan E. James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134780945


Page: 332

View: 890

Contributing an original dimension to the significant body of published scholarship on women in 16th-century England, this study examines the largest corpus of women’s private writings available to historians: their wills. In these, female voices speak out, commenting on their daily lives, on identity, gender, status, familial relationships and social engagement. Wills show women to have been active participants in a civil society, well aware of their personal authority and potential influence, whose committed actions during life and charitable strategies after death could and did impact the health of that society. From an intensive analysis of more than 1200 wills, this pioneering work focuses on women from all parts of the country and all strata of society, revealing an entire population of articulate, opportunistic, and capable individuals who found the spaces between the lines of the law and used those spaces to achieve personal goals. Author Susan James demonstrates how wills describe strategies for end-of-life care, create platforms of remembrance, and offer insights into the myriad occupational endeavors in which women were engaged. James illuminates how these documents were not simply instruments of bequest and inheritance, but were statements of power and control, catalogues of material culture from which we are able to gauge a woman’s understanding of her own reality and the context that formed her environment. Wills were tools and the way in which women wielded these tools offers new ways to look at England in the 16th century and reveals the seminal role women played in its development.

Medieval Tailor s AssistantMedieval Tailor s Assistant

... The Techniques of Tablet Weaving, Faber, 1982 Mikhaila, N. and MalcolmDavies, J., The Tudor Tailor, Batsford, 2006 Rutt, R., A History of Handknitting, ...

Author: Sarah Thursfield

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847978356


Page: 240

View: 933

The Medieval Tailor's Assistant is the standard work for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of the Medieval era for historical interpretation or drama. This new edition extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories from 1100 to 1480. It includes simple instructions for plain garments, as well as more complex patterns and adaptations for experienced sewers. Advice on planning outfits and materials to use is given along with a range of projects and alternative designs, from undergarments to outer wear. Early and later tailoring methods are also covered within the period. There are clear line drawings, pattern diagrams and layouts and over eighty full-colour photographs that show the garments as working outfits. The garments are presented with brief notes on their historical background in three mainlayers, underwear, main garments and outer garments for men, women and children. There is a section on 'How to use the book' with detailed instructions on techniques, planning, materials and, in particular, cutting methods from 1100. In this new edition there are over 400 line illustrations and a further 80 colour photographs as well as patterns for 151 garments and accessories.

Dress at the Court of King Henry VIIIDress at the Court of King Henry VIII

Extracts from a number of Tudor texts with modern spelling. ... Mikhaila and Malcolm-Davies, Tudor Tailor Mikhaila, N., and Malcolm-Davies, J., The Tudor ...

Author: Maria Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351569163


Page: 488

View: 103

Henry VIII used his wardrobe, and that of his family and household, as a way of expressing his wealth and magnificence. This book encompasses the first detailed study of male and female dress worn at the court of Henry VIII (1509-47) and covers the dress of the king and his immediate family, the royal household and the broader court circle. Henry VIII's wardrobe is set in context by a study of Henry VII's clothes, court and household. ~ ~ As none of Henry VIII's clothes survive, evidence is drawn primarily from the great wardrobe accounts, wardrobe warrants, and inventories, and is interpreted using evidence from narrative sources, paintings, drawings and a small selection of contemporary garments, mainly from European collections. ~ ~ Key areas for consideration include the king's personal wardrobe, how Henry VIII's queens used their clothes to define their status, the textiles provided for the pattern of royal coronations, marriages and funerals and the role of the great wardrobe, wardrobe of the robes and laundry. In addition there is information on the cut and construction of garments, materials and colours, dr given as gifts, the function of livery and the hierarchy of dress within the royal household, and the network of craftsmen working for the court. The text is accompanied by full transcripts of James Worsley's wardrobe books of 1516 and 1521 which provide a brief glimpse of the king's clothes.

The Time Traveller s Guide to Elizabethan EnglandThe Time Traveller s Guide to Elizabethan England

4. Eliz. People, pp. 31-2. - 5. For a 1568 case. see Emmison, HWL. p. 274. - 6. Tudor Tailor, pp. 36-7. - 7. Tudor Tailor, p. 38. - 8. Arnold, Wardrobe, p.

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409029564


Page: 432

View: 528

The past is a foreign country - this is your guide, from the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer reveals a country in which life expectancy is in the early thirties, people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith. Yet it produces some of the finest writing in the English language, some of the most magnificent architecture, and sees Elizabeth's subjects settle in America and circumnavigate the globe. Welcome to a country that is, in all its contradictions, the very crucible of the modern world. 'Vivid trip back to the 16th century...highly entertaining book' Guardian

Sisters of TreasonSisters of Treason

The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress. London: Batsford, 2006. More, Thomas. The History of King Richard the Third: A Reading Edition.

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476703107


Page: 480

View: 482

"SISTERS OF TREASON, the second novel by Elizabeth Fremantle, is a story of love, politics and tragedy. Beginning early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, SISTERS OF TREASON explores the lives of a pair of sisters as dangerously close to the throne as their sister Lady Jane Grey, who died on the executioner's block at the age of 16, after being queen for nine days. After Jane's death, Lady Catherine becomes the focus of plots to thwart Mary Stuart's claim on England's throne. Catherine is a young woman driven by a compulsive and ultimately fatal desire to love and be loved. Clever Lady Mary is burdened with a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection equates to goodness and vice versa. Both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is more curse than blessing. It is court painter Levina Teerlinc who helps the girls survive Mary's reign, but when the Queen's sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, the world at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the Grey girls. For either girl to marry without the queen's permisison would be a potentially fatal political act, perceived as a treasonous grab for the throne, but Elizabeth is unlikely to let either girl ally herself and become an even more dangerous focus for her enemies. Each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her queen and find the safety and love she longs for"--

Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor LondonFive Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London

For information re. camlet, see Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-century Dress (Hollywood, CA: Costume and ...

Author: Gary G Gibbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429640438


Page: 206

View: 440

Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London presents linked microhistorical studies of five London parishes, using their own parish records to reconstruct their individual operations, religious practices, and societies. The parish was a foundational institution in Tudor London. Every layperson inhabited one and they interacted with their neighbors in a variety of parochial activities and events. Each chapter in this book explores a different parish in a different part of the city, revealing their unique cultures, societies,, and economies against the backdrop of presiding themes and developments of the age. Through detailed microhistorical analysis, patterns of collective behavior, parishioner relationships, and parish leadership are highlighted, providing a new perspective on the period. The reader is drawn into the local neighborhoods and able to trace how people living in the Tudor era experienced the tumultuous changes of their time. This book is ideal for scholars and students of early modern history, microhistory, parish studies, the history of the English reformation, and those with an interest in administrative history of the late medieval and early modern periods.


316, and The Tudor Tailor by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, (London: Batsford, 2006) p. 9– whose figures are for sixteenth-century Londoners.

Author: Angela Thirlwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198542


Page: 272

View: 475

The critically acclaimed biography of Shakespeare's most enduring heroine, Rosalind, now in paperback. Into the spotlight steps Rosalind, the actor-manager of As You Like It. She's alive. She's modern. She's also a fiction. Played by a boy actor in 1599, she's a girl who gets into men's clothes to investigate the truth about love. Both male and female, imaginary and real, her intriguing duality gives her a special role. What is a man? What is a woman? We are all Rosalind now. This book is for everyone who has ever loved Shakespeare. Like Rosalind, his most innovative heroine, he can never die. She too is timeless. There is no clock in the Forest of Arden where Rosalind finds herself and applies her mercurial wit to teach her lover, Orlando, how to become her perfect partner, issues which consume men and women today. This highly original 'biography' of Rosalind contains exclusive new interviews with Juliet Rylance, Sally Scott, Janet Suzman, Juliet Stevenson, Michelle Terry, award-winning director Blanche McIntyre, as well as insights from Michael Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Greg Doran, Rebecca Hall, Adrian Lester, Pippa Nixon, Vanessa Redgrave and Fiona Shaw. Angela Thirlwell explores the fictitious life and the many after-lives of Rosalind, Shakespeare's progressive new heroine, and her perennial influence on drama, fiction and art.

The Magic GarmentThe Magic Garment

The Blue Book of Men's Tailoring. Fort Bragg: Shep, 2005. ... The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress. Oxford: Batsford, 2006.

Author: Rebecca Cunningham

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478640066


Page: 445

View: 111

Successful costume design requires a solid foundation in general artistic principles and specific knowledge of how to apply those principles. Cunningham presents readers with just such a foundation and develops it to expose beginning costume designers to the myriad skills they need to develop in order to costume successful stage productions. She begins at the most basic conceptual level—reading plays from a costume designer's perspective. She then follows through with the practical considerations that must be considered at every stage of the costuming process—research, development, sketching, and costume construction. Cunningham has built on the long-standing success of the outstanding first edition with new figures and updates throughout the text, including 24 pages in full color. Examples have been selected from a wide range of stage productions representing a variety of designers, styles, and approaches. Interviews with award-winning designers from stage, film, and other media show the practical importance of the book's concepts. Every chapter incorporates material reflecting the ever-increasing impact of technology, especially computers, on costuming. New to this edition is an ancillary download package (available here), giving students a selection of basic figure drawings to serve as the base layer for digital renderings, ready-made forms and checklists for assembling and organizing costumes for shows, and a list of research and reference websites with easily clickable links.

Queen s GambitQueen s Gambit

The Tudor Tailor. London: Batsford, 2006. North, Jonathan. England's Boy King: The Diary of Edward VI, 1547– 1553. Welwyn Garden City: Ravenhall, 2005.

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476703060


Page: 424

View: 257

A tale inspired by the life of Henry VIII's sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to make careful choices in a treacherous court.

How to Read a DressHow to Read a Dress

[9] Mikhaila, Ninya, and Malcolm-Davies, Jane, The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16th-Century Dress, London: Batsford, 2006, p. 22.

Author: Lydia Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474286251


Page: 216

View: 488

Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.

The Feminine Dynamic in English Art 1485 603 The Feminine Dynamic in English Art 1485 603

Mikhaila, Ninya and Jane Malcom-Davies, The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16thCentury Dress, Hollywood, 2006. Millar, Oliver, The Tudor and Stuart and Early ...

Author: SusanE. James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351544603


Page: 376

View: 152

A significant contribution to the understanding of sixteenth-century English art in an historical context, this study by Susan James represents an intensive rethinking and restructuring of the Tudor art world based on a broad, detailed survey of women's diverse creative roles within that world. Through an extensive analysis of original documents, James examines and clarifies many of the misperceptions upon which modern discussions of Tudor art are based. The new evidence she lays out allows for a fresh investigation of the economics of art production, particularly in the images of Elizabeth I; of strategies for influencing political situations by carefully planned programs of portraiture; of the seminal importance of extended clans of immigrant Flemish artists and of careers of artists Susanna Horenboult and Lievine Teerlinc and their impact on the development of the portrait miniature. Drawn principally from primary sources, this book presents important new research which examines the contributions of Tudor women in the formation, distribution and popularization of the visual arts, particularly portraiture and the portrait miniature. James highlights the involvement of women as patrons, consumers and creators of art in sixteenth-century England and their use of the painted image as a statement of cultural worth. She explores and analyzes the amount of time, money, effort and ingenuity which women across all social classes invested in the development of art, in the uses they found for it, and the surprising and unexpected ways in which they exploited it.

The Birth of a QueenThe Birth of a Queen

Judith M. Richards, Mary Tudor (London: Routledge, 2008), 19–20. Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16th-century Dress ...

Author: Sarah Duncan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137587282


Page: 291

View: 271

Marking the 500th year anniversary of the birth of Queen Mary I in 1516, this book both commemorates her rule and rehabilitates and redefines her image and reign as England's first queen regnant. In this broad collection of essays, leading historians of queenship (or monarchy) explore aspects of Mary's life from birth to reign to death and cultural afterlife, giving consideration to the struggles she faced both before and after her accession, and celebrating Mary as a queen in her own right.

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the RenaissanceA Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance

Mikhaila, N. and J. Malcolm-Davies (2006), The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress. London: Batsford. Miller, O. (1963), The Tudor and ...

Author: Elizabeth Currie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350114135


Page: 272

View: 865

Spurred by an increasingly international and competitive market, the Renaissance saw the development of many new fabrics and the use of highly prized ingredients imported from the New World. In response to a thirst for the new, fashion's pace of change accelerated, the production of garments provided employment for an increasingly significant proportion of the working population, and entrepreneurial artisans began to transform even the most functional garments into fashionable ones. Anxieties concerning vanity and the power of clothing to mask identities heightened fears of fashion's corrupting influence, and heralded the great age of sumptuary legislation intended to police status and gender through dress. Drawing on sources from surviving garments to artworks to moralising pamphlets, this richly illustrated volume presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.

Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance FlorenceFashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

See the forthcoming work on “doublets of defence” from the Tudor Tailor team ( The authorship of the portraitis debated.

Author: Elizabeth Currie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474249775


Page: 224

View: 222

Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or effeminate? How could a man dress for court without bankrupting himself? This book explores the whole story of clothing, from the tailor's workshop to spectacular court festivities, to show how the male nobility in one of Italy's main textile production centers used their appearances to project social, sexual, and professional identities. Sixteenth-century male fashion is often associated with swagger and ostentation but this book shows that Florentine clothing reflected manhood at a much deeper level, communicating a very Italian spectrum of male virtues and vices, from honor, courage, and restraint to luxury and excess. Situating dress at the heart of identity formation, Currie traces these codes through an array of sources, including unpublished archival records, surviving garments, portraiture, poetry, and personal correspondence between the Medici and their courtiers. Addressing important themes such as gender, politics, and consumption, Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence sheds fresh light on the sartorial culture of the Florentine court and Italy as a whole.