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Written by Kate Newton
Spanish Renaissance clothing can be difficult to identify at first glance. Kate gives us a field guide to Hispano-Flemish ladies' style of the 15th & 16th centuries.
Written by Alison Kannon
There are many myths about Puritan clothing, but what's the truth behind the big white collars? Alison explores who they were and what they really wore...
Written by Julia Barrett
Walter Fyshe was tailor to the Tudor Queen Elizabeth I. Julia looks into his life and work in the C16th via an exploration of the Queen's Wardrobe.
Written by Sarah Lorraine
Fashion is a significant area of cultural borrowing. Sarah Lorraine examines the 16th century Venetian appropriation of Turkish dress.
Having explored the Elizabethan Royal Wardrobe, and met Walter Fysche's wife, we now look into how and why she might have dressed.
There's life in that old dress yet. Julia shows how she remade an old early C16th gown into a new Elizabethan one for her daughter.
Written by Kimiko Small
Do you really need a corset with that 16th century gown? Maybe not. Kimiko explains why... and explores kirtles, bents and bodies to create the perfect silhouette.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Julia investigates the evolution of 16th century women's clothing, and the ramifications for Tudor costumers.
Building on her investigations into the evolution of women’s clothing in the sixteenth century, Julia now looks at the male wardrobe in the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.
Written by Constance MacKenzie
Once you've made a ruff, it just needs starching and setting. Constance shows us how to finish off this most iconic of garments to compliment your Tudor costumes.
Spanish Renaissance style can be tough to identify. Kate continues her field guide to Hispano-Flemish style by looking at men's fashions in 15th and 16th century Spain.
Written by Marion McNealy
Extant C16th garments are rare, but some tailoring books survive still. Marion explores the German and Austrian tailor's masterbook and the master tailor's exam.
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