Using portraits, extant garments and academic research, I have created outfits that could have been worn by Lady Jane Grey, Cecily Bonville and Elizabeth Woodville. I aimed to be as accurate as possible using available research, but also whilst working to a budget. I have made the outfits from the under layers to the headwear, adding embroidered and beaded detail to imitate the richness of the Royal Court in the 15th and 16th century.
Dressing My Ancestors
I am very interested in my family tree, and through this project I aimed to bring to life outfits that my distant ‘Tudor’ ancestors would have worn.