Historic Costume

Welcome to Reconstructing History, the result of my ongoing research into historical clothing and costume. I'm sharing it for the benefit of those who study and/or make or otherwise explore historical dress: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, Renaissance Faire fans, theatrical costumers, writers, researchers, and (fill in the blank!).

Professional or amateur, Reconstructing History is for everyone interested in fashion, the textile arts, and costume history.

Along with patterns and tailoring materials, you'll also find page after page of Kass McGann's groundbreaking historical clothing research. We recommend browsing through Reconstructing History if you don't immediately find what you're seeking.

Updates to this site are frequent, so please check back often!