costumes

The Tudor Collection

Tudor fashion focussed closely on the preferences of the ruling monarch of the day. Henry VIII was very proud of his wide shoulders and fashion exaggerated the male figure with robes that hung from the shoulder. Elizabeth I was very fond of the colours white, red, black and gold, and her courtiers chose to wear these colours when in her company, possibly as a sign of loyalty. The rest of society favoured more subdued colours and would have had one or two outer garments with smocks and undershirts being the only items that could be washed easily.

Wealthy Girl

The full skirts favoured by Elizabeth I are difficult to recreate in a costume kit a s they were made of huge amounts of fabric. To add fullness to our skirt, the kit includes a length of 'boning' that needs to be threaded into a channel of stitching. It sounds complicated, but it's quite straight forward, really.

Size 9-10