The Tudor Child: Clothing and Culture 1485 to 1625

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The Tudor Child: Clothing and Culture 1485 to 1625



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The latest book from the Tudor Tailor - written by Jane Huggett and Ninya Mikhaila. Edited by Jane Malcolm-Davies.


- 160 full-colour pages
- 80 historical illustrations
- Specially commissioned line drawings illustrating each pattern
- 40 patterns with comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photographs showing finished garments worn by real children
- Instructions for knitted items, including stockings, caps and mittens

The opening section provides a social history of children and babies in the 16th century, drawing on the latest research and primary sources such as ordinary people's wills and household accounts. The book contains fascinating insights into the way in which Tudor children were raised, educated and of course clothed.

The book is lavishly illustrated in full colour offering a visual feast of paintings and sculpture, beautiful line drawings by Michael Perry, and high-quality photographs of reconstructed costumes. More than 40 patterns with instructions are included for making garments for all ages: from infants to children aged 12 years, including underwear, headwear and knitted items. The book also includes a discussion of maternity wear, with illustrative photographs.

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Jul 11 - 16

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1,110 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Madelyn Roman 29 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I've wanted this forever and I am so happy with it. Incredibly informative and the patterns are so helpful.

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Alice Black 04 Mar, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Lovely book, clear instructions and fast delivery.

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nataliaverbovska2 21 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This is a really excellent book. Very happy with my purchase.

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Camille L 16 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
These books arrived nearly a week before I was allowed to leave a review, so obviously overseas shipping time is impressive!
Chock full of historical information and excellent advice. Will need to pull out the reading glasses, but this is a small price. Thank you so much! Hope to purchase more items in future.

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