Other title by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm Davis
The Tudor Tailor
The Tudor Child provides a social history of babies and children from the late fifteenth century of the Jacobean era, drawing on brand new research into primary sources such as ordinary people’s wills, household accounts and a survey of more than a thousand contemporary swaddling infants, boys in skirts and stiffed bodies for young girls.
The team responsible for The Tudor Tailor devised 40 detailed patterns with step-by-step instructions for making garments for infants, and small children and youths (from newborns to 12-year-olds).
The book is illustrated with sumptuous reproduction of paintings from museum collections, specially commissioned photographs of reconstructed garments, and detailed drawings and diagrams showing styles appropriate to different ranks and eras from 1485 to 1625.
This is an essential guide for students of sixteenth century dress and an asset to anyone interested in accurately reproducing clothing of the era.
160 full-color pages , 80 illustrations, line drawings, plus 40 patterns with step-by-step instruction for recreating 12 complete sets of clothes with headwear, plus additional instructions for knitted items including stockings, caps, and mittens.
“A feast of fascinating information and wonderful pictures, a stunning combination of original research and practical application … I find the author’s extensive use of original sources not only exceptionally useful but also highly entertaining”
—Alison Weir, Historian, author, Henry VIII: The King and His Court
“I think this book is fabulous and takes The Tudor Tailor to another level.”
—Janet Wood, retired conservator, Historic Royal Palaces, UK
“A beautiful well considered and curated exhibition too, a great credit to you all. It also proves good accurate drawings that are aesthetically pleasing are just as relevant today as when Janet Arnold was drawing”
—Judy Tregidden, vice chairman, The Costume Society
“Exquisitely illustrated, the book details through paintings, sculpture, line drawings and photographs of reconstructed costumes, the clothing children of the period wore in beautiful detail … the book is so beautifully illustrated, richly researched and interesting, all Tudor history enthusiasts will certainly find this a highly welcome addition to their book collections.”
—Queen Anne Boleyn, Historical Writers Online Forum