Dream in Historical Clothing

Medieval or Modern, Renaissance or Retro, Victorian or Vintage
No matter what time period you love most
Reconstructing History has the sewing patterns for you

Featured Collection

  • RH017 — 14th century Women's Kirtle or Cotehardie or Medieval Dress sewing pattern
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  • RH502 — Landsknecht Wams und Hosen sewing pattern
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  • RH313 — Medieval Irish Moy Gown sewing pattern
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  • RH833 — 1740s-1790s Stays sewing pattern
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  • RH1008 — Ladies' Vest or Waistcoat for the 1890s-1910s sewing pattern
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  • RH1325 — 1920s-30s Knickerbockers or "Plus Fours" sewing pattern
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  • RH815 — 18thc Men's Shirts & Drawers sewing pattern
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  • RH1324 — 1930s Wide Trousers or "Oxford Bags" sewing pattern
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We can help because we are you

Renaissance

Italian Ren or colourful Landsknechten. English merchants or Flemish peasants. Noble or common. Reconstructing History has the patterns to garb you perfectly historically accurately from the skin out.

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20thc/Vintage

Be the bee's knees! Reconstructing History has the widest selection of sewing patterns from the early 20th century. Suits and dresses. Male and female. Underwear to outerwear. If you want to wear it, we can help you. And if you've never sewn before, we can walk you through it. Just ask!

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Regency

Get your Darcy on! From diaphanous dresses to buttoned up coats. Ball gowns to riding costume. We've got all the patterns for your Jane Austen weekend.

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Feeling overwhelmed?

We know what it's like. We were once just like you!
Making things is complicated.
Sometimes you need someone to ask questions.
Reconstructing History has the know-how to help you make
your historical costuming dreams come true.
Just email us for help.

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What our customers are saying

My first time!

This is my first time wearing my very first stays or corset I’ve made, using Reconstructing History’s pattern for 1740s stays! It was much easier than I anticipated! I made some mistakes and learned a lot. This pattern is so easy to interpret, I am very thankful to Kass McGann for creating it!

Becky Bishop, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA

You get so much for your money. And well documented too!

Just ordered all of the sewing patterns that Eva and I will need to hand sew my Rev War Militia kit. Patterns were ordered from Reconstructing History. Eva was impressed with what you get for the money and that everything is highly documented.

Steve Bradney, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Made to Measure Fits Real People

Thank you for providing made to measure patterns. It’s very, very nice to have something custom made for one’s self, that for once your body is not “wrong” and fits decently and “the reveal” of putting on won’t be a huge disappointment or require extensive reworking as is so often the case with ready to wear & standard patterns. Having anyone you know fight body dysmorphia and disappointment due to ill fitting stuff should be enough for anyone to understand it has to change. Thank you for being that change.

Marla Jones, Spokane Valley, Washington, USA