Category Archives: 16thc/17thc

The easy Tudor head dress ,an intermediate or transitional hood

  This is by far the easiest Tudor  headdress to make and the cheapest as it doesnt need either a lot of fabric or  to be trimmed .The hood will only need a cardboard cereal box and some small pieces … Continue reading

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cheats guide ,costuming made easy , Tudor head dresses ,how to make an easy and accurate French hood

I will have three of these posts on Tudor Head dresses covering all the head dresses  and a short post on how to make caps and coifs. This post will be on how to make assorted styles of French hood. … Continue reading

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Cheats guide to making a Tudor or Early Elizabethan gown

This is a quick cheats guide to making a Tudor gown. First  it will make it easier to decide what style of gown you would like ,I have included a short gallery of the  more well known gowns and outfits. … Continue reading

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The Tudor legacy ,the advent of deadly fashion

I love Tudor era clothing ,much of what makes costuming interesting has its origins in the 16thc Tudor court ,the corset , structural under layers, the freeing of women’s hair from under headdresses and veils and the increasing use of make up  .Unfortunately  … Continue reading

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Showtimes The Tudors ,a love/ hate relationship .

The Tudors series by showtime  has had a mixed reception ,,roughly  split between  academics ,historians and costumers who hate it and everyone else who loves it .I was really excited when I heard the series would be on initially, but … Continue reading

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Tudor clothing layers

A very quick post to explain the layers and terms used in Tudor clothing for anyone wanting a quick guide on how to wear a costume they may have bought  or hired for an event.This is not an academic guide … Continue reading

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1480 to 1600 ,When women ruled the world, part one

While  it is common to bemoan the fate of women in the late medieval /early renaissance period I would suggest that it was in fact a time when women shaped Europe’s history and made changes that are still felt in … Continue reading

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Tudor Headresses

A few photos from our Etsy shoot today as they show some of the more unusual Tudor headresses Not the most elegant photo ever but heres the front view The historical references are these images I also photographed my faux … Continue reading

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The Peregrina Pearl

I have been buying fabric for the Mary Tudor gown I have  found the velvet,cut velvet and the damask  for the sleeves however the jewelery has been harder I have hunting the net for a similar brooch to Marys as … Continue reading

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Lucy Locket lost her Pocket,,A short look at a forgotton treasure

(http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pocket-112116) The almost forgotten rhyme “Lucy locket lost her pocket ,Kitty fisher found it ,not a penny was there in it but the binding round it ” Is the only remaining record in popular culture of a little known yet … Continue reading

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