“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
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 The Tudor Tailor, The King’s Servants and The Queen’s Servants has 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), including underwear, headwear and knitted items.
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 essential guide for students of sixteenth century dress and an asset to anyone interested in accurately reproducing clothing of the era.
9 x 11, 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.