Tailored To A New World
June 7-10, 2018
Come to Jamestown Settlement for a weekend focused on the study and re-creation of late 16th- and early 17th-century clothing. “Tailored to a New World” brings together historical clothing scholars from the United Kingdom and the United States for a truly unique learning experience that combines hands-on workshops with traditional lectures.
Registration is limited to 72 participants and includes:
- A keynote luncheon with Jenny Tiramani, costume and stage designer and principal of The School of Historical Dress in London. Ms. Tiramani has co-written Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns, Vol. 1 and 2 and Seventeenth-Century Men’s Dress Patterns 1600-1630. Her designs for Twelfth Night won the 2014 TONY for “Best Costume Design of a Play.”
- A presentation by The Tudor Tailor followed by a question-and-answer session and the opportunity to examine re-created garments, take photos, and buy from The Tudor Tailor shop. The Tudor Tailor team, led by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, provide research and resources for 16th and early 17th century clothing for theatre, film, heritage sites, and living history events.
- Hands-on workshops focusing on construction techniques, starching and ironing ruffs, creating period hooks and eyes, and much more. Presenters include Mathew Gnagy (The Modern Maker), Noel Gieleghem and Kat Ferneley.
- Lectures about clothing and armor in the New World from Daniel Rosen (Old England Grown New), Amanda LaPorta (The Haptic Historian) and Fred Scholpp (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).
- An evening reception where participants are encouraged to wear their finest historical clothing and enjoy food and music in the re-created colonial fort.
- Boxed lunches and refreshments provided between workshops and lectures.
The full conference fee is $475 and includes workshops, lectures, keynote, presentation, evening reception and meals.
June 8: Public Lecture: “Sufficiently Appareled,” Jamestown Settlement, 6:30 p.m. – A free public lecture led by historical clothing experts Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila of The Tudor Tailor and JMD & Co., a live interpretation consultancy, will explore a poor man’s guide to cutting a dash in Elizabethan England.