Elizabethan Costuming Page, The — THE site for Elizabethan costume. Lots of step by step instructions, including a corset pattern generator, and good source for research, portraits, etc. Links to other Elizabethan costuming sites.
Elizabethan Geek — Resources for the Elizabethan history fanatic. Includes a really great “costume review” in which she analyzes the clothing in various portraits.
Historical Needlework Resources: 16th Century — From the website: “The purpose of this site is to be a resource centre for those interested in the study and practice of pre-16th century (Dark Ages, Medieval and Renaissance) needlework/embroidery and its techniques.”
Lorenzo D’Este’s site — Recreations of Erik Sture’s doublet and plunderhosen, and Sir Richard Cotton’s doublet and trunkhose. Also pictures of his tablet weaving.
Lynn McMasters — She sells patterns for late Renaissance head coverings (cauls, coifs, biggins, arming caps, etc), and hat patterns that can be used as the basis for many other hats, like her “Universal Oval Brim Straight Sides” pattern. Lots of beautiful pix of her costumes.
Mary Rose, The — The Mary Rose was a ship that was built in 1512 and sank in 1545. Among the artifacts found on the ship were clothing and shoes worn by the crew.
Mary Tudor — Site with many portraits of Mary Tudor during her whole life time.
Naergi’s Costuming Site — Personal costuming site, in English & German, with costumes from Elizabethan to Victorian, and recreations from various movies. She has pages devoted to screenshots from many movies, tutorials, and more.
Queen Elizabeth’s Wardrobe Uploaded — Transcribed manuscripts and documents with information about Queen Elizabeth’s clothing. Many of these documents were used by Janet Arnold for her book “Queen Elizabeth’s Wardrove Unlock’d”.
Renaissance Festival Books — Site from the British Library where you can view online books from the 15th thru 17th centuries about various festivals (coronations, festivals, and ceremonies).
Renaissance Tailor, The — Fabulous site with demonstrations on sewing techniques, pattern drafting, and clothing. See my How To’s page for links to many of her demos.
Renaissance; The Elizabethan World — By MaggiRos. Articles about Elizabethan heraldry, sumptuary laws, and the trials of Essex and Southampton, plus links to other renaissance sites.
Sempstress — Lots of instructions and info on making Renaissance costumes.
The People of Civitates Orbis Terrarum — Images from the book “Civitates Orbis Terrarum”, a six volume atlas published between 1572 & 1617. The maps included images of the townsfolk from the region in their mode of dress.
Tudor Costume — by Claire Kirkpatrick. Has “How-Tos” and diaries on gown and undergarments from 1530’s.
Tudor Effigies — A site with a large collection of images of English effigies from the Tudor era.
Tudor England: Images — Lots of portraits of Tudor monarchs and nobility, from Henry VII through Elizabeth I.
Tudor Group, The — “The Tudor Group is an historical interpretation society which concentrates on the Tudor period of British history. We set out to illustrate some of the ordinary facets of daily life for men, women and children, both rich and poor.”
Tudor Place — Site from Argentina (in English). Pictures and bios on Tudors from Henry VII through Elizabeth I.
Tudor Tailor, The — “The Tudor Tailor team aims to provide research, resources and inspiration for people who enjoy learning about 16th century dress”. They also have a series of books on recreating Tudor dress for men, women & children.
Tudor Textiles & Costume Links — Articles on “Color in Elizabethan Dress,” “Fabric Printing in the Renaissance,” “Cotton in Early Modern Europe,” “Period Dyes in the Sixteenth Century,” and more.