My next years Tudor outfits are in the planning stage
For the traditional early or mid Tudor look ,I will make a close fronted black Anne Boleyn gown either in this mat black taffeta flocked damask or in velvet.I will make over sleeves of the same fabric.
(for anyone wanting to buy a gown this will be the cheapest style and cost around £120 in taffeta that excludes the hood)It can be made in damask with a train or fuller skirts for £150 also excluding the hood.
Undersleeves can be bought for an extra £20 to £40 depending on fabrics ,trims and detailing
The simple french hoods around £20 for braid trimed ones or for pearl trimmed such as the one below £30
I have decided to make a concerted attempt to branch out,to more unusual styles though .I have long wanted to make a version of the Catherine Howard /lady Seymour black puffed sleeved gown .It will square necked and close fronted and be £175.I can make it open fronted for the same price but it would then need a petticoat.
The Kat Howard French hoods seen in this portrait will be available but quite expensive around £70 each
I am also hoping to find a rich black and gold damask to make the Eleanore of Toledo gown
I would charge around £200 for this gown with the tie on slashed sleeves in damask.It would be fairly similare to the gown belown in cut .I can make it eaither with an intergral skirt or with the bodice and skirt as two parts so they can be mix and matched .Its also possible to buy extra contrasting sleeves.
I have another Elenanor gown planned as there is an actual gown of hers still in existence ,,from her coffin rather gruesomely but I thought it would be great to reproduce to actual size an extant gown .Heres the gown
I can make all the parts of the outfit ,bodice ,sleeves and skirt as seperate items so the bodice can be worn with other skirts
The third item I am planning to make is an overgown based on this in the V and A museum
I have seen versions in a few movies and costume dramas my favourite was a green velvet one in Elizabeth R.I did make one in gold velvet last year but the fabric was vintage and there was not enough to make it as full as I would have liked.The overgown has yet to be priced but is likely to be at least £275 as it has a lot of fabric in it and is fully lined
I also intend to make this Mary Tudor gown in deep purple velvet as I use the portrait below to talk about the peregrina pearl.The Mary tudor gown will be a very full and trained open fronted gown In good quality velvet with gold plated wirework trim at the neck and genuine silk damask fronted petticoat and undersleeves the outfit would be £375 (excluding this headress but I would include a simple french hood)
I have made a taffeta version in the past and the velvelt one will be similare.I can make this taffeta outfit with its petticoat and black velvet oversleeves but excluding the partlet and undersleeves for around £200.
As far as early Tudor gowns go I am hoping to find enough decent red velvet to finally make the Elizabeth of York gown.The Elizabeth of york gown has a lot of gold trim and a lot of good quality red velvelt ,plus it needs actual ermine for trim so it likely to be around £37o.However a simpler version in damask or taffeta with merely the bodice trimmed and without the fur cuffs would be substantialy cheaper
Headress wise I am planning the Elizabeth of York gable hood ,and the french hoods in the assorted portraits .Plus this cute little red hood ,though in shot gold silk
I can make a gown in the style below and with all the pearl detailing it would however be expensive £500.the gown comes as a bodice and skirt with tie on sleeves so it could be mix and matched
And again high on my wish list but waiting for suitable fabric is this Elizabeth 1 Ditchley portrait gown
The wonderful pelican gown which just needs a bulk find of pearls and some gorgeous velvet
as recreated in Elizabeth R