Cordell Cole as Mercutio.  Doublet draped by Jessica Van Essen.  Pluderhose, Jerkin, and Hat by me.
Cordell Cole as Mercutio. Doublet draped by Jessica Van Essen. Pluderhose, Jerkin, and Hat by me.
Cordell Cole as Mercutio.  Doublet draped by Jessica Van Essen.  Pluderhose, and Jerkin by me.
Cordell Cole as Mercutio. Doublet draped by Jessica Van Essen. Pluderhose, and Jerkin by me.
Shaunte Lofton as Princess (LLL).  Dress and Overgown by me.  She is also wearing Elizabethan stays by me.
Shaunte Lofton as Princess (LLL). Dress and Overgown by me. She is also wearing Elizabethan stays by me.
Shaunte Lofton as Princess (LLL).  Dress by me.  She is also wearing Elizabethan stays by me.
Shaunte Lofton as Princess (LLL). Dress by me. She is also wearing Elizabethan stays by me.
Lauren Reed as Maria (LLL).  Dress patterned by me.  Overgown by Emily Irene Peck.
Lauren Reed as Maria (LLL). Dress patterned by me. Overgown by Emily Irene Peck.
Allie Babich as Rosalind (LLL).  Overgown and Gown draped by me.
Allie Babich as Rosalind (LLL). Overgown and Gown draped by me.
Greg Brostrom as King of Navarre.  Jerkin and Hose by me.
Greg Brostrom as King of Navarre. Jerkin and Hose by me.
Benjamin Reed as Longaville (LLL).  Doublet and hose by me.
Benjamin Reed as Longaville (LLL). Doublet and hose by me.
Stephanie Earl as Gertrude.  Dress by me.
Stephanie Earl as Gertrude. Dress by me.
Ben Gorman as Claudius, and Stephanie Earl as Gertrude.  Doublet and Dress draped by me,
Ben Gorman as Claudius, and Stephanie Earl as Gertrude. Doublet and Dress draped by me,
Zoe Speas as Juliet.  Dress draped by me.  Jessica Van Essen- First Hand.
Zoe Speas as Juliet. Dress draped by me. Jessica Van Essen- First Hand.
A Commission for an SCA client.  This is a linen cut and thrust ensemble that passed puncture tests.
A Commission for an SCA client. This is a linen cut and thrust ensemble that passed puncture tests.
A Commission for an SCA client.  Later Period Dutch.  We both like pluderhose.  Hat also by me.
A Commission for an SCA client. Later Period Dutch. We both like pluderhose. Hat also by me.
A Commission for an SCA client.  Later Period Dutch.  We both like pluderhose.  Hat also by me.
A Commission for an SCA client. Later Period Dutch. We both like pluderhose. Hat also by me.
David Lewis as Hastings (R3).  Entire ensemble draped by me. Doublet and Hose designed by Jessica Van Essen for Much Ado.
David Lewis as Hastings (R3). Entire ensemble draped by me. Doublet and Hose designed by Jessica Van Essen for Much Ado.
Greg Brostrom as Richard III, Draped by me, First hand Liz Estes.
Greg Brostrom as Richard III, Draped by me, First hand Liz Estes.
John Harrell as Duchess of York (R3) Draped and constructed by me.
John Harrell as Duchess of York (R3) Draped and constructed by me.
John Harrell as Henry VII.  Doublet, hose, surcote, and hat by me.
John Harrell as Henry VII. Doublet, hose, surcote, and hat by me.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for the Seagull. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Jessica Lustig.
A Victorian Ensemble for Albert Herring. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Jessica Lustig.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd.  Draped and Constructed by me.  Designed by Debra Otte.
An 1830's gown for Joanna in Sweeny Todd. Draped and Constructed by me. Designed by Debra Otte.

Pre 1900 Costume Technology

  I have constructed more than a fair amount of Renaissance, Elizabethan, Georgian, and Victorian Garments.  Below is a selection of those garments.  Historical costuming is one of my very favorite things to do, and I accept commissions  and independent contracts for work.  I use historical drafts for most of my work and tend to avoid commercial patterns.  I designed most of the garments below, but not all.  Please see captions for designer credits.  Thanks for looking!