Early male tudor costume

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Early male tudor costume

Postby boudhewein » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:29 pm

For a event next year I'm looking for resources and/or patterns for early sixteenth century clothing for a nobleman. Any ideas?



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby Sophia » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:18 pm

This site is an excellent staring point. Excellent books, patterns and other stuff. From a personal point of view I would buy the books and draft your own patterns from a toile using the pattern shapes in the books as a guidline. However if you are a standard shape and not confident with this then the patterns would be the way to go.

Thing to remember is that period clothes are generally close fitting and always made to measure at the upper end of the social scale (second hand clothes would be altered to fit properly!).

If you do not have much experience making period clothes then you might actually want to contact a costumier as for a nobleman you will have to spend money on the cloth and making mistakes could be expensive!

Whatever you opt to do I wish you the best of luck and do keep us posted on the project!


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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby boudhewein » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:25 am

Thanks for the reply. Already have some experience with late 15th century clothing. So, I'm excited to give this a try. Our goal is to have some company for the dress I made with a friend for a fair (castlefest) next year.

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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby Hraefn » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:36 am

If you don't draft your own patterns the Reconstructing History do some Henrican and Landskneckt patterns in their renaissance section

http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/t/historic-patterns


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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby Alexander » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:41 am

Boudhewein: if I remember correctly you already have a landsknecht pattern by reconstructing history, right? A soon as I finish my stable jacket and Napoleonic dolman I plan to make some landsknecht kit. I already have a nice lightweight black wool, I'm looking for some yellow, red or white as a contrasting colour.



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby The sempster » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:06 am

Hello Boudhewein,
get yourself a copy of The King's Servant, available from the Tudor Tailor (see above). It's a very good book and focusses on noblemen at the beginning of the 16th century, so should be perfect for what you are looking for. Expect to spend some money on material, and quite some time on getting the shape and fit right, but from the look of the lady's dress you have made you know that already, it is a lovely dress :-)
Looking forward to seeing the results posted later in the year!

Best wishes



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby antixfancydress » Mon May 28, 2012 2:06 pm

Hi,

Bit late on in the day, but may help someone in the future.

Antix (based in Skipton, North Yorkshire) specialise in historical costumes, particularly Tudors. Ann who runs it is a qualified historian and tailor so is the perfect combination for recreating costumes!!

Their tudor costume collection is already quite impressive, but they also do made to measure costumes as well, including a Henry VIII that is being used by Hampton Court.

They also have a website with some more info....http://www.antixfancydress.co.uk



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby boudhewein » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:05 pm

Have been sewing for some time now, but unfortunatly nothing ready to be shown yet. We did receive our shoes lays week.

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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby boudhewein » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:24 pm

We finally got our costumes ready

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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby Tod » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:47 pm

Very nice :D



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby Alexander » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Nice indeed!



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Re: Early male tudor costume

Postby boudhewein » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:17 pm

@ Todd, as you can see we made good use of your buckles. Thanks.




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