A Regency Picnic

One reason that I first became involved in making replica clothing was so that I could help create the romance and beauty of the past for people living today. Sometimes it all comes together in a perfect afternoon! The food we brought traveled well: pickled vegetables, small meat pies, fresh cherries, and cool water.  …

Dressing the Empress

Even if you haven’t studied early 19th century history, you have certainly heard of Napoleon and Josephine. Napoleon Bonaparte was the Emperor of France from 1804 until 1814 and the builder of a new nation after the French Revolution. Josephine was his beloved wife. Recently I was honored to be commissioned to make clothing for…