Intro to Elizabethan Costume
Overview of An Elizabethan OutfitLocal page
Dressing Cecily:An Elizabethan paper dollLocal page
The Elizabethan Era - Elizabethan Costume Overview at CourtiersAndNobles.com
Elizabethan Costume: History and Technique
What Tudor Women Really Wore (PDF, 25mb)
What Tudor Men Really Wore (PDF, 64mb)
Costuming for the Lower and Middle Classes 1570-1585 for the Guild of St. George (PDF)
Tudor is the new Black: An Introduction to the Tudor Look (PDF)

Elizabethan Costume Research
Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded Search and browse the wardrobe accounts of Queen Elizabeth
Lizapalooza: the Elizabethan Costume Blog by Drea Leed Local page
Queen Elizabeth's Influence on Elizabethan DressLocal page
Designing the Perfect Gown: From Idea to RealityLocal page
Working Woman's Dress in 16th Century FlandersLocal page
A Workingwoman's Dress Revisited
Elizabethan Make-up 101Local page
A Tudor Lady's Ensemble of 1545
Men's Hose in the 16th Century (Google Translation; original French Here)
Foolish Clothing Depictions of Jesters and Fools in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Evolution of French Women's Dress in the 16th Century (Google translation; original french Here)
Secondhand Clothing in Elizabethan London
Elizabethan Outerwear: Coats, Cassocks and Loose gowns
Working Women's Clothes in 1580s London
Elizabethan Cassocks
The Painted Face Renaissance Makeup Recipes & TechniquesLocal page
From Fighting to Feasting: Garb for Rapier Combat
An Overview of Tudor Fashion, 1500-1550Local page

Elizabethan Underpinnings
Elizabethan Underpinnings for Women (PDF) Corsets, farthingales, smocks, bumrolls and more

Corsets/Pairs of Bodies
A Concise History of the Elizabethan CorsetLocal page
Corset-Making Materials:Fabric, boning, and moreLocal page
How to Make your Own Corset PatternLocal page
Custom Corset Pattern Generator - Enter your measurements, and generate a custom-fitted corset pattern!Local page
How to Make an Elizabethan Corset - Step-by-Step instructions on sewing your own bodiesLocal page
Wearing and Caring for your CorsetLocal page
The Effigy Corset: A New Look at Elizabethan CorsetryLocal page
Bodies: 16th Cntury English Support Garments (PDF)
Italian Renaissance Stays
Bodies, Stays and Corsets: A look at women's supportive garments in the 16th century by Mode Historique (pdf)
Elizabethan Bodies: A Short Article
Extant Stays of the 17th Century
Making an Elizabethan Corset by Tammie Dupuis
1580s Florentine Unboned Stays
Boning Materials for 16th c. Corsetry by Sempstress
Making an Effigy Corset and Corded Petticoat From Medioevale Cibo Lotta
The Effigy Bodies--Reconstructing History Style
Making a Corded Effigy Corset
Making a Curved-Front Corset by Sempstress

Farthingales (Hoopskirts) and Bumrolls
The Spanish Farthingale History, materials, patterns and construction informationLocal page
Making Juan Alcega's 1589 FarthingaleLocal page
El Verdugado - Spanish language page about the Spanish Farthingale c. 1500 in Spain.
How to Reproduce the Alcega Farthingale Pattern
How to make a gored Spanish Farthingale
Recreating the Alcega Farthingale for Modern Bodies
Making a Saya Verdugada (Spanish Farthingale-gown) by the Spanish Seamstress
Making A Spanish Farthingale by Tammie Dupuis
Making A Corded Farthingale by Sempstress
Elizabethan BumrollsLocal page

Stockings
Knitting Elizabethan Stockings
Hose in the 16th Century by Melanie Schuessler
Making Elizabethan Cloth Hose
The Carnamoyle Stockings: 16th c Irish knitted stockings
Pictures of Eleanora de Toledo's Stockings, Original and Reproductions
White silk knit stockings from 1548 in the museum at Dresden
How to Sew Elizabethan Stockings
Three pair of pre-17th century silk knit hose (PDF)
Stockings of the Common Man, His Wyfe and Children
Knitting Eleanora de Toledo's Stockings - Ravelry Pattern

Smocks, Shirts, Shifts, and Underwear
16th Century Smocks & Chemises: Their history and how to make themLocal page
The Smock Pattern Generator Enter your measurements and get a custom-fitted smock patternLocal page
The Early Modern Shirt
How to sew a simple chemise (by Sempstress)
Pleated and Smocked Shirts and Chemises
Making an Elizabethan Shirt (PDF)
Recreating the Wedham Shift
Recreating the Warwick Shirt
16th C Tuscan Camicia (from the Florence Diaries)
L (from the Florence Diaries)
The Venetian Shift, or Camicia
Camicias in Venetian Portraits
How to Sew a Camicia
Making an Elizabethan Shirt by Tammie Dupuis
An Leine Crioch: Making the Irish Leine in the 16th Century
Making the Irish Leine
How to Make an Tudor/Elizabethan Shirt
Women's Underwear in 16th c. Italy: Drawers, Brache or Calze
Patterns for 16th c. Breeches and Braes

Petticoats
Elizabethan PetticoatsLocal page
Browse Queen Elizabeth's Petticoats Local page
Recipe for a Corded PetticoatLocal page

Pictures & Portraits of Costume
Fashions of the 16th Century: Extant Items, portraits and reproductions of 16th c. dress on Pinterest

Original Portraits | Original Garments | Reproduction Costumes
Original Portraits and Pictures
The Faces of Elizabeth: Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I Transitional Costume 1480-1520
Tudor Effigies: Costume Research Image Library
Portraits of the Valois family
Tudor and Elizabethan Children's Portraits (Pinterest)
Pugnacious Puffy Pants: Puff-and-slash doublets and hose from De Arte Athletica
Royal, Military and Court Costumes from the time of James I
Women's Tudor Dress, 1500-1525
Women's Tudor Dress, 1525-1550
16th c. costume in the Louvre

Portraits of Isabella Clara Eugenia (Spanish Elizabethan Style Gowns)
Children in Medieval and Renaissance Works of Art
Examples of Early 17th c. Masque CostumeLocal page
A Tour of 16th Century FashionLocal page
Portraits of Queen Elizabeth at the Tudor England website
Elizabeth I Portrait Gallery at TudorHistory.org
Tudor & Elizabethan Portraits fantastic page with vast collection of 16th century portraits!
German Portraits and Pictures by the Frazzled Frau
Costume in German Portraits and Pictures Curious Frau's Pinterest boards
Pictures of Tudor Nobility at the Tudor England website
Tudor & Elizabethan PicturesA comprehensive site with hundreds of Tudor & Elizabethan Portraits
Early Tudor, Late Tudor and Elizabethan Portraits at La Couturiere Parisienne
Portraits of the Wives of Henry VIII at TudorHistory.org
Tudor Dress: A Portfolio of Images webbed by Hope Greenberg
Pictures of Middle-Class European Costume from the Civitates Orbis TerrarumLocal page
16th century Paintings of Lower-class Dress

Extant Garments: Photos of Actual 16th Century Clothing
A Collection of Photographs of Extant Renaissance Garments
Embroidered jackets for 16th and 17th century ladies
Extant Scandinavian and Russian 16th and 17th c. Garments from Mateusz Stawowy
Extant Garments from the Vasa Graves: 16th c. Swedish Royal Fashion
Extant knitted items of the 16th and 17th centuries
Embroidered Gloves, doublets and more at the Royal Armoury in Sweden
White silk knit stockings from 1548 in the museum at Dresden
Knitting Instructions for Johan III's 16th century stockings
Mary of Hapsburg's Hungarian Gown, 1520
Extant 16th c. Italian Garments
The Dungiven Costume: a 16th century anglo-irish men's outfit
The Kilcannon Costume: a 16th century Irish Kern's CLothes
V&A Costume & Textiles Tour 16th & 17th c. clothing at the V&ALocal page
Elizabethan Costume at the Bath Costume MuseumLocal page
16th C. Clothing at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum at La Couturiere Parisienne
16th c. embroidered leather jerkin at elizabethan-portraits.com

Modern Reproductions
Recreations of 16th Century Doublets and Lace by Mathew Gnagy
Recreations of Flemish Workingwomen's DressLocal page
Penthisilea, Queene of the Amazones: a 16th century Masque Costume Local page
Top-Quality Reproductions Historic Gowns (Pinterest)
My best red petticoat: Dress Diary of a petticoat by Lia Thornegge
Elizabethan Clothing Pictures made by Laura Mellin.
Impressive Reproductions (Pinterest)
Top-Notch recreations by Cateny (Including Anne of Austria Spanish Saya)
Reproduction Spanish Gowns
Dress Diaries by Centuries Sewing
Lady Drea's Wardrobe Unlock'd Photos of Elizabethan clothing Local page
Reproduction Anne of Austria gown
16th C Tuscan Camicia (from the Florence Diaries)
Italian Camicia with Pomegranates and Bees (from the Florence Diaries)
Katerina's Florentine Guardaroba (Wardrobe)
Reproductions of Extant Elizabethan Clothing by Laura Mellin
Reproductions of German Landsknecht Dress
Flemish Dress Reconstructed (by Maniacal Medievalist)
New! Reproduction Elizabethan Costumes at the Globe Theatre
Jessamyn's Dress Diaries
The Italian Showcase:Examples of 16th century Italian Dress
Reconstruction of a 1520 Florentine Gown
Reconstruction of a 1525 German "Cranach" Gown
Reconstruction of a 1585 German Maid's Dress
Ninya Mikhaila's Reproduction Elizabethan Dress A huge gallery of highest-quality reproductions
To Dress a Queen: A Dress Diary by Karen Bergquist
Dress Diaries and Costume Gallery by Sempstress
Costume Closet from La Mode Historique
Elizabethan Costume Gallery by Karen Bergquist
16th century Costumes of the Basingstoke Early Dance group
Janet Arnold's Reproduction Doublets at elizabethan-portraits.com
Guy's Nobleman's Outfit
Seamstrix's Elizabethan Costume Gallery
Photos of the Tudor Group Re-enactors
Briana's Picture Page Elizabethan and Tudor Creations
Tudor and Elizabethan Dress Diaries by Clare Wodehourse
Melanie Schuessler's Elizabethan Costumes Photos of several exquisite gowns
Costume Flicks: Movies showing Tudor/Elizabethan Dress
Photos of Tudor and Elizabethan Costumes by Lynn McMasters
Costumes for the Stage Production Elizabeth the Queen

Costume Patterns

Online Patterns
Custom Corset Pattern Generator - create an Elizabethan corset patternLocal page
The Smock Pattern Generator. Drafts a custom-fitted Elizabethan smockLocal page
A 16th c. German Pattern Book: The Leonfeldner Schnittbuch, 1590Local page
Draping a 16th Century Bodice Pattern
The Tailor's Masterpiece-Book:Alcega's Patterns and Garments made from them
Deciphering Juan de Alcega's Tailor's Pattern Book of 1589
Understanding Alcega's Tailor's Patterns
Scaling up Historical Patterns video tutorial
Basic Pattern Drafting by Tammie Dupuis
Patterns for 16th c German Dress
Drafting a basic Body Block and Sleeve
Dawn's Costume Guide - Patterns for Elizabethan costume & accessories
Drafting the Spanish Doublet (PDF)
Drafting a custom-fitted Elizabethan Bodice PatternLocal page
Tudor Bases Pattern (A Tudor Man's pleated skirt)Local page
Dawn's Pattern for Fitted Breeches
Doublet Patterns by Tempus Peregrinator
Resizing Historic Patterns

Commercial Patterns
Reconstructing History Patterns
Margo Anderson's Historic Costume Patterns (Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe & more)
Review: The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe pattern collectionLocal page
Tudor Tailor Costume Patterns
Mantua Maker Historic Patterns
Patterns of Time pattern reseller
Sewing Central Pattern Reseller
Patterns for Elizabethan Hats and Headwear by Lynn McMasters
Review: Commercial Renaissance Costume Patterns available from Simplicity, Burda, Butterick and McCalls.

Costume Construction

The Elizabethan Seam: Sewing by Hand
New! Making a Kirtle: An excellent step-by-step guide for making a 16th c. kirtle using authentic construction techniques.
Fashion Figures to Trace for designing costumes
Cartridge Pleating 101
A Demo on Cartridge Pleating by Tammie Dupuis
Renaissance Tailoring Made Easy: Period Sewing Techniques, by Tammie Dupuis
Renaissance Pleating TechniquesLocal page
A Short Tutorial on Cartridge PleatingLocal page
Constructing a 16th Century Flemish OutfitLocal page
Making a Gathered KirtleLocal page

Books & Documents on Costume

Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded Search and browse the wardrobe accounts of Queen Elizabeth
Tudor and Elizabethan Clothing Inventories Searchable! Includes inventories of the Earl of Pembroke, Mary Queen of Scots and a number of Probate Inventories
Wardrobe Inventories of Mary Queen of Scots and King James V of Scotland (PDF, 14.4 mb)
The Trevelyon Miscellany (1611)
Kostüme und Sittenbilder des 16. Jahrhunderts
Kostüme der Männer und Frauen in Augsburg und Nürnberg, Deutschland, Europa, Orient und Afrika (German Costume Book, 1575-1600)
Cristoph Weiditz's Trachtenbuch (1506)
The Image of Ireland pictures of 16th c. Irish dress
European and Oriental Costume (c. 1600)
I Segreti per Colori:Renaissance Dye RecipesLocal page
Cennini's Libro dell'Arte Recipes for glue, starch, and information on pigments & dyeing
Lucas de Heere's Book of Fashions,1570
The Leonfeldner Schnittbuch, a German tailor's pattern book of 1590Local page
Five 16th & 17th century Tailors Books webbed by Tammie Dupuis
New Year's Gifts given to Queen Elizabeth
Holinshed's Chronicles: "Of our apparall and attire"
The Milanese Tailor's Handbook pictures and patterns for 1570s Italian dressLocal page
Habitus praecipuorum populorum Weigel's 1577 book on the dress of all people
Elizabethan Sumptuary Laws
Le Pompe: A Bobbin Lace Pattern Book from 1559
Les Singvliers et Novveaux Povrtraicts: A 16th century Lace-making Pattern Book
New Modelbuch, 1594, by inciolo. Reticella Lace Patterns.
Stubbes on Fashion: Excerpts from the 1583 Anatomie of AbusesLocal page
Mary Tudor's Wardrobe Accounts--SearcheableLocal page
Jost Amman's Frauentrachtenbuch a book of 1570s German womens fashions
Books on Elizabethan Costume: An annotated list of sourcesLocal page
Braun & Schneider's HISTORY OF COSTUME (a 19th Century book--not completely accurate)

Elizabethan Hats & Headwear
French Hoods: History, Pictures & ConstructionLocal page
How to make a French HoodLocal page
Reconstructing the French Hood: An In-depth Analysis (PDF)
16th Century Snoods, Hairnets & Cauls History, Pictures & ConstructionLocal page
The Tudor Gable Hood: History, Pictures and ConstructionLocal page
16th and 17th century knitted items (mostly caps and hats)
How to Make a Gable Hood
Elizabethan Coifs - photographs, information, coify links, and instructions on making your own Local page
How to Wear the Elizabethan Coif
Patterns for Embroidered Coifs and Nightcaps by Extreme Patterns
Elizabethan and early jacobean embroidered coifs
Printed Blackwork Coif Pattern on fabric on Spoonflower
Making an Elizabethan Coif ( Pragmatic Costumer)
16th century Hairstyles (Google Translation; original french Here)
Two Elizabethan hairstyles
Elizabethan Hairstyles 1560-1600
Renaissance Hair Taping
A Crowning Glory: Hairstyles and Headwear in 16th c Venice
Spanish Hats for Men (PDF)
Knitting the Spanish Boneto (PDF)
Knitting Pattern for a Barett or Flat Cap
The Schlappe German Hat: Burgher and Landsknecht Styles
16th century German Hats and Headwear
German Goldhaube Cap: Pattern and Instructions
How to make a Men's Elizabethan Hat
Making Elizabethan Hats by Sempstress
Straw Hats in Medieval and Renaissance Works of Art
Making Elizabethan Flat Caps and Tall Hats
Photos of Modern Recreations of Period Hats
How to Make a Tudor Flat Cap - Pattern & Instructions

Colors & Fabrics
Elizabethan Dyes and Fabric Colors
The Dye WoorkesMedieval & Renaissance dyeing recipes & manuscripts.Local page
Color in Lowerclass Elizabethan ClothingLocal page
Colors Used in Elizabethan DressLocal page
Wearing Black:Re-enactment Myths and Realities
Definitions of Early Modern Colours
I Segreti per Colori:Renaissance Dye RecipesLocal page
Sixteenth Century Italian Color Glossary
Medieval Leather Dyeing

Elizabethan Fabrics and Textiles
Extant Textiles of the 16th Century
"What Fabric Should I Use?" finding the right fabric for your costumeLocal page
Fabric Yardages in late 16th C. women's clothing
Listing of Fabric Yardages for all Elizabethan GarmentsLocal page
Cotton and the Cotton Trade in the Middle Ages & RenaissanceLocal page
Elizabethan Fabrics: A Short Overview
Sixteenth Century Textile Fibers
Examples of Fabric Types from the 16th Century
Is Cotton Really Period?
Italian Renaissance Fabric Names
Fabrics in Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620
Figured Fabrics: 16th c. fabric designs and motifs
Modern Fabric Substitutes for 16th c. Fabrics

Dress Accessories
Ruffs
All About Elizabethan RuffsLocal page
Constructing Elizabethan RuffsLocal page
A Ruff Generator Calculate the fabric needed for your ruff.Local page
The Evolution of the Ruff (In french--google translate link here )
How to construct an Authentic 1570s Ruff (PDF) (Guild of St George)
Making Falling Collars and Cuffs (Renaissance Tailor)
Starching an Elizabethan Ruff Video Tutorial (Centuries Sewing)
How to Make a Supportasse (an underpropper for a large ruff)
How to Starch an Elizabethan Ruff (Melanie Schuessler)

Buttons and Fastenings
Thread wrapped bead buttons: a tutorial (YouTube)
Making Thread-covered Buttons (Renaissance Tailor)
spanish buttons of the 16th and 17th century (artifacts.org)
Butone: Thread-woven buttons of the 16th century (The Florence Files)
Thread Buttons (Olde England Grown New)
Extant 16th c. Metal Buttons (Gaukler Medieval Wares)
Making cloth and thread-covered buttons (Kate's Corner)
Elizabethan Aglets (Kate's Corner)
Elizabethan Pins (Extreme Costuming)
Tying Elizabethan BowsLocal page
How to Tie Bows

Purses, Pouches and Bags
Bags and Purses in 16th c Germany (The Curious Frau)
Where should I Put it? 15th-17th century Purses (Pragmatic Costumer)
Images of Pouches and Purses medieval through early modern by Karen Larsdatter
German Women's Purses 1500-1550 pictures of extant purses, instructions and patterns for making them by Amie Sparrow
Embroidered Sweet Bags and Pouches (Pinterest)

Fans
Fans of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Images of Fans in the Renaissance
Italian Fans of the 16th Century
Straw flag fan
History of the feather fan
Three Types of 16th c Fans and how to make them, by Renaissance Tailor
Renaissance Fans (Lady Dianotto)

Masks
Images of Masks in the Renaissance

Shoes and Footwear
How to make Elizabethan Shoes, Pantofles and Chopines Lessons and Instructions for several shoe styles at RaisedHeelds
Patterns for 16th century Tudor Shoes (Marc Carlson)
Shoes in 16th c Germany (Curious Frau)
Venetian Chopines (Elizabeth Bernhardt)

Jewelry
Jewelry in Elizabethan EnglandLocal page
The Cheapside Hoard: See what the merchants and well-to-do women wore in Elizabethan England
(Museum of London)
The Jewel Book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria
Enamelled Jewels from 1500-1700 (Pragmatic Costumer
1558-1603 Elizabethan Jewelry Pictures (Pinterest)
Renaissance & Elizabethan jewelry and personal objects (Pinterest)

Partlets
An Embroidered blackwork partlet
Making an Elizabethan Partlet by Tammie Dupuis
Making an Elizabethan PartletLocal page
Elizabethan Accessories: Hats, Shoes, Belts & More

Belts
A Beginner's Guide to Belts in the 16th Century
Silk and Gold sword belt and hangar

Glasses
The Pince-Nez from the 15th to 19th century
Images of Renaissance Spectacles
Leather-framed Glasses from a 1583 Venetian Shipwreck

Gloves
The Glove Website (Franchesca Havas)
Making a Pair of Gloves (Renaissance Tailor)
Making Elizabethan Gloves (PDF)
Embroidered Gloves at the Royal Armoury in Sweden
Embroidered cuffs for elizabethan gloves (PDF)
Elizabethan Gloves (Kate's Corner)
Italian gloves of the 16th century (The Florence Files)
Pandora, a fashion doll of 1600

Detailing & Decoration
Fabric Stamping, Punching and Pinking using Leatherworking Tools
Garb 4 Guys: Leather Jerkin Pinking and Slashing
A Dozen Doublets for the Design Deficient from Extreme Costuming
Intro to Elizabethan Embroidery
Embroidered jackets for 16th and 17th century ladies
17th century Embroidery at the Royal Armoury in Sweden
Notes on Embroidery in England during the Tudor and Stuart periods I(PDF)
Elizabethan and early jacobean embroidered coifs
Elizabethan Embroidery Embroideries in the V&A Collection. (PDF, 5.9Mb)
Elizabethan Embroidery Video Tutorials (Youtube)
Stumpwork, Old and New
The Embroidery Stitch Dictionary
A History of Medieval and Renaissance Quilting by Lisa Evans
Mary Stuart's Embroideries
Fabric Printing In The Renaissance
16th Century Beadwork From the Medieval Beadwork Page
16th Century Embellishments: 21st century strategies for achieving the 16th century "Look"
Basics of Elizabethan Costume DetailingLocal page
Elizabethan Applique: Late 16th Century "Slips"

Lace
Choosing Lace for 16th Century Clothing
A Brief History of Lace in the 1500s
Neues Modelbuch: Various flowers and other patterns (1650). For filet lace or blackwork
The Lace Trade in 16th c. Bohemia
Making Bobbin Lace
Le Pompe: A Bobbin Lace Pattern Book from 1559
Le Pompe: A Study of Sixteenth-Century Bobbin Lace Technique (PDF)
A new interpretation of Certain Bobbin Lace Patterns in Le Pompe, 1559 (PDF)
Early Bobbin Lace Resources
The Italian Needlework Site: Reticello, trapunto and other italian needlework techniques
Notes on Early Dutch Lace (PDF)
New Modelbuch, 1594, by inciolo. Reticella Lace Patterns.
Les Singvliers Et Novveaux Povrtraicts: A 16th century Lace-making Pattern Book

Blackwork
Ensamplario Atlantio: 220+ fillwork patterns for blackwork embroidery by the generous Kim Salazar
Schön Neues Modelbuch, counted-stitch patterns from 1597 by Johan siebmacher.
Blackwork embroidery booklet (PDF)
A blackwork embroidery primer
Elizabethan Embroidery & Blackwork ResourcesLocal page
Blackwork in Period Portraits and Pictures
Bronwen's Blackwork Library Hundreds of blackwork patterns from Italian, English & German sourcesLocal page
How to do Holbein/Double Running Stitch A Beginning Blackwork TutorialLocal page
A Blackwork Pattern for Jane Seymour's CuffLocal page
Blackwork Embroidery Archive

Elizabethan Costuming on the web
The Tudor Costume Page: Recreating Costumes for Kentwell

Costumes.org 16th c. Links
The Renaissance Tailor Recreating 16th and 17th century clothing
A beautiful site set up by Tammie L. Dupuis, with how-tos on making several Elizabethan garments, 16th century Tailor's pattern books, and much 16th century costume research.
Historic Costumes by Saragrace
A number of lovely German & Flemish outfits and articles on making them
La Mode Historique: Research, Costuming and Stories from the Dark Side
Sarah Goodman's dress diaries, costume articles and other Elizabethan costume resources.
Elizabethan Costumes for Manly Men
The Auld Garb Monger's instructional site for make-it-yourself Elizabethan menswear.
A Festive Attyre: Renaissance & Elizabethan Costuming
Jen Thompson's wonderful collection of Elizabethan Costume research, resources and photos.
Sempstress.org--Elizabethan Costuming
Missa's useful collection of articles on patterning and dressmaking, a number of dress diaries, and useful tools (including Dial-a-Dress!)
Costumes by Lynn McMasters
Photos of many beautiful Elizabethan Gowns, articles on 16th c. Decoration, hat patterns, and more.
Seamstrix--Period Costumes for a Modern World
Karen Bergquist's Gallery of Elizabethan Costumes and dress diaries
Dawn's Costume Guide
Dawn's site has articles on how to make everything from Bodices to doublets, a review of patterns, and lots of great info for do-it-yourself Elizabethan costumers.
The Elizabethan Practical Companion
Karen Larsdatter's website of 16th century inventories and blackwork/embroidery resources
Realm of Venus
Bella Lucia's vast and inspirational site on 16th c. Venetian clothing: portraits and paintings, articles on Venetian clothing, and a gallery of gowns.
My Lady's Wardrobe
Bess Chilver's site on her wardrobe, reenactments and other Elizabethan costume projects
Regional & National costume
Irish/Scottish
The Shinrone Gown: An Irish Dress from the Elizabethan Age
The Dungiven Costume: a 16th century anglo-irish men's outfit
The Kilcannon Costume: a 16th century Irish Kern's CLothes
An Leine Crioch: Making the Irish Leine in the 16th Century
Making the Irish Leine
Celtic Costume of the 16th Century (Scottish & Irish)
The Image of Ireland pictures of 16th c. Irish dress
Descriptions and Depictions of Historical Scottish Clothing

Italian
16th Century Clothing in Venice webbed by Bella Lucia da verona
Italian Dress of the late Renaissance (1470-1540) Includes instructions for drafting an early 16th c. Italian bodice
The Layers of Florentine Clothing at the Florence Files
Italian 16th C Portraits and Extant Garments (on Pinterest)
16th Century Clothing in Italian Art
Venetian Dress and Accessories of the mid to late 16th century

German
Landesknecht German Garb: Overview and Resources
Woodcuts of Landesknecht Dress
Landesknecht and German Renaissance Costume (on Pinterest)
Landesknecht German Clothes and Costume
A beginner's guide to German Dress: How to look like a frau

French
Le cotume historique (in french)
Le Poulet Gauche:French Elizabethan Costume
The French Renaissance

Dutch
16th C Dutch Costume
Clothing of the Low Countries, 15th-16th Century (Pinterest)
Dutch Renaissance Clothing: A Glossary

Middle-Eastern
The Courtyard: Middle Eastern Costume Links
Ottoman Womens' Dress from the 16th to 19th centuries
Turkish Women's Clothing in the 15th-16th centuries: An Overview
The Costumes of Ottoman Women in the 16th century
Female Turkish Garb
Pictures of Historic Middle Eastern Clothing (Pinterest)
Extant 16th c Turkish Clothing
Ottoman Costume: Men's Patterns
Persian and Ottoman Clothing
Near Eastern Womens' Clothing from North Africa and the Levant
Silk Textiles from Safavid Iran, 1501-1722
Safavid Floral Textiles of the 16th and 17th centuries
Maghribi and Andalusi Costume
Overview of Persian Clothing in the 16th Century by Roxane Farabi (PDF)

Pyrates!
Pirate and Privateer clothing in the 16th-17th centuries
Tudor Pirates

Gypsy/Rom
Paintings of Romani/Gypsies in Period - Karen Larsdatter
Gypsy Womens' Costume in the Renaissance

Russian and Eastern European
Russian costume in the 16th & 17th c. (PDF)
Women's Clothing in Muscovite Rus
Hungarian Military and Civilian Dress in the 16th century
Mary of Hapsburg's Hungarian Gown, 1520
Clothing in Dubrovnik in the 16th Century-Czech dress (PDF)
Hungarian Tailor's Pattern Book
The Polish Costume Resource Page
16th and 17th century Polish Dress: an Overview

Historic costuming supplies
Books on Elizabethan Costume: An annotated list of sourcesLocal page
Mail-Order Costuming Supplies: Boning, linen, silk, patterns, accessories & more.Local page
Elizabethan Merchants: If you don't want to sew it, buy it! A list of retail sources for 16th century costumes and costume accessories.Local page

Beyond Costuming: The Elizabethan World
Still not satisfied? If you're curious about other aspects of Elizabethan life and culture, visit Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge. You can find out more about Queen Elizabeth I at The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth, and learn about the King Henry VIII, his wives and other Tudors at The Tudor History Site.

 

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