German Noble Woman, 1535(ish) (2002)

This is a strongly germanic dress that would date to about
1535 or so. German costume history isn’t my strongest suit (I’m working on it),
so I’m not sure about the date. I’m absolutely positive that the construction
is not authentic (eve…

Mme. de Grande Rose

  Mme. de Grande Rose (that’s "Lady of Big Pink", for
the non-francophones in the audience) was inspired by one of Boucher’s Mme.
de Pompadour portraits. The portrait was used more as a starting point than
a goal, and the dres…

Jim’s Court Costume

  Jim approached me about making a costume design he and his wife had done into a
reality. Give or take some slightly fancier peblums, this is basically what they had in mind.
(Yes, I stuck to a plan. Well, except for one bit where I d…

Teri’s Court Gown

  I had the privilege (well, I felt privileged, anyway) of doing
costumes for two members of the Bristol Court this last season. Teri’s gown
was a very last minute commission — if I recall correctly, I got it two weeks
before faire was…

Stephanie’s Tudor Gown

  I’ve wanted to do a good, solid tudor gown for years. When Stephanie
was referred to me and asked if I could make this gown, designed by Angela
Friedman, I jumped at the chance. Now, here’s the tricky bit: Stephanie
lives in Ohio. I l…