Where do we begin?

Reproduction historic clothing is one of our specialties, as you can see from the photos below. All our reproduction clothing is researched for historical accuracy and documentation is available.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept orders for reproduction clothing at this time (please see the Features Page lead item in the way of an explanation). We will place notices on this site as soon as we get our house and workshop areas rebuilt, and our lives back in order.

Anyway, here are some examples of what we can do in the way of fine men's and women's historical clothing. Just scan the library below and click on the images you want to see in greater detail. Other examples appear throughout this site, so look around.


1690s gentry

My court mantua is made of damask and velvet. Greg's suit of brocade and velvet has over 200 pewter buttons (he owes me big-time for that one).

mid-18th century trade/merchant class

The robe en ferrou or robe Anglaise was popular for many years, with variations in necklines, front closings (closed or with robings and stomacher), and sleeve trims identifying a more narrow timeframe. The fabrics and embellishments (quantity, intricacy, and materials) separated the upper, middle, and lower classes more than the style of the gown. This gown is made of a sturdy striped linen suitable for a work gown for the "middlin sort."

18th century working class

These linen petticoats, bedgown, and apron are definitely work attire. The bedgown was also worn by better off ladies for "undress" (at home) wear.

1780ish gentry

My 1780 ball gown pulls out all the stops, with miles of frills and furbelows, and Greg's silk suit with the silver lace (the braid around the buttonholes) is in the latest cut for 1780. My parents' clothes bespeak a bit of an attachment for somewhat less trendy styles. My mother is wearing a green silk robe francaise, or sacque - a style still being worn, but not quite the latest London trend.

1797 upper class

Greg and I are attired in quite fashionable daywear for 1797. The regency/empire/federal high waisted gowns had arrived on the fashion scene, a look that would remain in fashion in some variation for the next 30 years.

1825 middle to upper class

A most fashionable prosperous merchant couple - Greg in cossack trousers and multiple waistcoats, and me in the latest gown with wad hem and sheer puffed oversleeves. Definitely a look better suited to the young. The very young. Ah, fashion.
Please come back and visit the fashion gallery again. This page is still under construction; new images should be added shortly!