Sunday, September 18, 2011

Question from Grace - How Tudor clothes were made

I am doing a year 6 project on tudor clothing and am trying to find out how did the Tudors make their clothes?


kb said...

You might want to take a look at the following book;
The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress.

The authors also have a web site you might find useful.

Marilyn R said...

Hello Grace

This is not something I know much about but have you looked at

Ladyhoby said...

Hi Grace you dont say what things you are looking for, is it that you are looking to make a costume if so the two recommendations are the right way to go but if you are looking at the embroidery or how leather was made I may be able to help.
For the embroidery there are many books out such as the embroiderer's flowers by Thomasine beck also many museums have great displays of costume, gloves, underclothes, bags and pictures which will help although when I last looked on the V&A site the textile rooms are closed and are being moved
For things like dying of threads, washing of fabrics, making leather they can be found in books but a good one is on YouTube is "the worst jobs in history "it’s a while since I watched it but sure it will still be on
Also think about what was going on in the wool trade from the monks to the enclose act and the silk industry

Anonymous said...

hello grace
i know quite alot about tudor clothes but not how there made may this help you use this website woodlandsjunior/

hopefully it will help i am sure you will do good with your homework anyway

bad_guppy said...

one thing to remember is that england was the major exporter of wool fabric in the world at the time. wool would have been woven and dyed in england. the dying process used mainly natural dyes. more expensive cloth, like silk, satin, and velvet would have been imported. furs were used a lot, but the type used depended on your rank. the second-hand clothing trade was very busy, with the middle class buying better clothes, and the poor buying the most worn. the poorer you were, the further out of fashion was your clothing. these clothes would have been altered and re-worked according to the wearer's means and status.