We would have been called “Dressmakers” in days past because we research, design, & build custom “costumes” specifically to fit women.
Using the very finest reproduction materials & methods available (no whales these days..), we give the wearer the authentic FEELING of years 1740 to 1914 in America.
Perfect for Interpreters, Docents, Storytellers, Teachers, & Performers – anyone who uses their costume & uses it hard – as it would have been done in the past, & TEACHES while doing so.
Providing appropriate undergarments & structures for your period robe/dress/gown, along with accessories & attention to detail – we work with you to present the specific image you want to portray. We have subcontractors who are professional, long-time experienced milliners, furriers, corsetierres, wigmakers, & bootmakers to build a part or a whole of the ensemble. You can work with them directly, or we can do it all for you.
We can do everything from the simple “little white dress” gown of Regency to the complexities of Victorian bustles & draping with all the “frou-frou”. (Read the “Era” Sections to find out what those are!)
Let us join you on your journey to the past. Along the way you’ll learn the “who, what, why’s” of your era so you can share them with others.. and thus become a part of history yourself.
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