This site journals my costuming and sewing adventures over the years, some with progress photos. A few tutorials are included. Most of the items were sewn using purchased pattern, book, or instruction as a base with only a few items being completely drafted.

Some makes are highlighted below. For the older gallery of costumes and other sewn items click here.

1790s Open Robe over Round Gown Front at Grand Island Mansion February 2020. Reproduction 1870s black Watteau silk bustle dress 1950s Reproduction Candy Uniform Dress. Black and white Dolores Umbridge Hot Pink Dress 1960s Style. At Harry Potter's Wizarding World January 2019 1880s Reproduction Blue Tissot 1950s Reproduction Western Swing Red Dog Dress. At Western SwingOut May 2019 1910s reproduction evening dress burgundy silk 1830s Reproduction Plum Day Dresses at Dickens Fair 2018 1830s Reproduction Red Ball Dress 1870s Reproduction Blue Aqua Bustle Dress at Costume College 2018. Photo by Andrew Schmidt. Reproduction 1870s red bustle evening dress 1900s Reproduction Raspberry Velvet Ball Gown Dress at GBACG Soiree au Moulin Rouge October 2016. 1910s Reproduction Maid. 1740s Reproduction Outlander Plaid Dress Reproduction Viking Red Apron Dress with Green Smokkr Shift 1770s Reproduction Ljusöga Floral Dress with Caraco Jacket Reproduction 1700s Orange Silk Court Gown. Photo by Andrew Schmidt. Reproduction 1820s blue dress with Van Dyke Points Reproduction Regency Ice Green Evening Dress. Butterick B6074 View B. Photograph by Nicholas Burlett. Reproduction yellow Regency day dress with bonnet. Photo by Andrew Schmidt. 1830s ballgown 1860s Reproduction Red Plaid Daydress. Dickens Fair 2014. Photo by Vivien Lee Reproduction Sheer Peach Victorian Day Dress with Flounces 1924 Reproduction Black Print dress at Grand Island Mansion. April 2017. 1920s Reproduction Linen Suit holding Chartreuse drink 1920s Reproduction Red Orange Coat with Capelet 1952 reproduction retro Butterick 4918 pink silk evening dress with ivory spotted dotted net 1966 Reproduction Simplicity 6395 Pink Polk Dot Dress. Game of Thrones Blue Dress Back