Dream Big: The Wolf Hall Contest Winners Are…

Drum roll please!

Thank you, Adam & The Ants.


*clears throat*


The winners are…


*fumbles with note cards*


First Place:

Sarah Wagner

Portrait of a young merchant, probably the Nuremberg patrician Hans von Muffel, aged 28. Painted in 1541 by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Portrait of a young merchant, probably the Nuremberg patrician Hans von Muffel, aged 28. Painted in 1541 by Hans Holbein the Younger.

Sarah chose this portrait of a young merchant, painted in 1528 by Holbein, and wrote, “I’d like to make this outfit for my husband, though it’s not a period we do… yet. I think it’s so attractive, being all sober and businesslike, rich but understated. The dark colours, the silk, fur, the blackworked shirt – hubby would look gorgeous in it, and there would be a lot of fun techniques used in putting it together.” The judges couldn’t agree more! Sarah will receive a copy of The King’s Servants and The Queen’s Servantsso she can go on and make an outfit for herself to match.

Second Place:

Kate Silver

Engraving After Holbein c.1535

Engraving After Holbein c.1535

Based on a study by Holbein, this sketch fleshes out the details from the original portrait. We definitely agreed with Kate’s statement that, “Fashion comes and goes but style, even Tudor Era portraiture style, is eternal.” For the second place prize, Kate gets to chose one copy of either The King’s Servants or The Queen’s Servants.


It was incredibly hard to chose from among the entries, since everyone who entered clearly had a passion about the Tudor era that we want to encourage. We hope that everyone goes forth and makes fabulous costumes no matter what!

And finally, Frock Flicks want to thank The Tudor Tailor for helping to sponsor our very first ever contest! We have been avid supporters of The Tudor Tailor since their start, and it was a great privilege to be able to collaborate on this little contest.Jane & Ninya made us look good! We will treat you to cocktails at Costume College in thanks for helping support the joys of research and costuming far and wide!

Winners will be contacted via Facebook Messenger for their contact and shipping information.


About the author

Sarah Lorraine


Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

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