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1601 - 1848 Clothing Portfolio

This page includes costumes from Early Baroque (Cavalier), Restoration/Late Baroque, Rococo, American Revolutionary War, Regency, Directoire/Empire, and Romantic time periods.

This is just a sampling of what we have created in the past.  

For custom made clothing similar to that shown here or in a different style
 please see our custom orders page then contact us for a price estimate.

Royal Advisor Robe
Royal Advisor Robe
Based on an early Renaissance robe (c. 1605 - 1615), this style is also known as a "loose gown".  Our version of this robe features gold painted black silk velvet, black faux fur long collar, and 100% silk dupioni sleeves.  These sleeves have been individually embellished with black soutache cord, creating a striped effect.  Each sleeve buttons up the center with 22 faceted unbreakable black plastic buttons.  The buttons can be done up for a closed sleeve, some may be unbuttoned to pull the fabric from a shirt sleeve through for decorative effect, or opened all the way for hanging sleeves.  The sleeves are completely removeable as they are attached by clips and rings at the shoulder, and are fully lined with black satin.  The painted silk velvet robe body is unlined, and there are no front closures on this robe.  

Custom Ordered Green Montpensier inspired costume

This custom ordered ensemble was based on a costume seen in "La princesse de Montpensier". The hunter green crush resistant velvet doublet was trimmed by hand with gold cord and featured slashes at front and back underlaid with gold satin and edged with gold cord. The attached sleeves were created from shot taffeta pre-embroidered in pewter colored designs, and the front sleeve seam was embellished with gold cord. The pumpkin breeches were created from hand dyed velvet ribbon to match the doublet velvet and edged with couched gold cord. This outfit will look great with the customer's belt, accessories, and épée.
Custom Ordered Green Montpensier inspired costume detail
Cavalier Fencing Outfit
Cavalier Fencing Outfit
Womens Cavalier Era Outfit
Womens Cavalier Era Outfit



These matching Cavalier/Musketeer style outfits were created as a custom order based on film reference images provided by the customer.

The men's button fly breeches and doublet ensemble above was made from a wine colored medium weight 100% cotton velvet fully lined with cloud gray organic cotton twill.  The embroidered silver motif was custom digitized and embroidered, and silver domed studs were interspersed into the design for a three-dimensional element similar to the original.  The paned doublet sleeves feature a silver satin inner layer, and the matching wine velvet cape is also lined with silver satin and trimmed with two rows of silver braid. The original outfit in the image provided had a detachable lace trimmed linen collar - this element will likely be added upon receipt by the customer (shown below).

The women's bodice and skirt ensemble is made from the same wine cotton velvet, with silver satin inner sleeves and silver braid accents.  The back lacing bodice is fully lined, boned and interlined with canvas for additional support.  The attached linen collar and cuffs have scalloped lace edging, and a removable matching wine colored grosgrain ribbon flower/bow accent with silver seed beads  at the bodice front.
Fabrice Linque of Le Companie du Grand Veneur
Fabrice and Frederique Linque at Les Invalides Fabrice Linque of Le Companie du Grand Veneur

Frédérique and Fabrice Linque of  La Garde des Lys at Les Invalides in Paris.  

Thank you for the great photos!
Custom Blue and Silver Fencing Outfit with Cape
Custom ordered fencing ensemble made from blue faux suede with silver cording and black velvet embellishments and fleur de lys embroidery.  This set included button fly pants with adjustable back gusset, doublet, fencing cape and detachable linen collar with lace.

Red Montponssier Costume Replica
This custom ordered ensemble was based on a costume seen in "La princesse de Montpensier". The red textured doublet fabric was originally brown heavy weight cotton that was stripped of color and re-dyed red. The front of the doublet and collar are made from an ivory and gold brocade closed and embellished with many, many buttons. The pumpkin breeches were created from hand dyed velvet ribbon edged with couched gold cord. The doublet sleeves are a different style from the original, without the bias cut and pieced strips and gold cording to reduce the cost of the costume.

Modeled by K. Rasiah.
Lion and Mouse Custom Created Fencing Costumes
"Lion" and "Mouse" costumes created in collaboration with La Garde des Lys for the World Stage Fencing Championships 2012 where they won gold.  They specified the colors and overall style of the costumes to meet the needs of their exposition, we suggested fabrics, trims, and buttons and created the costumes.
Lord Craven Replica Outfit
Cavalier era costume created for a 300th year celebration of Craven County North Carolina.  Since it is very hot and humid many months of the year, this costume was made from 100% cotton light weight brushed French twill for breathability and comfort, and had long lightweight cotton sleeves inside the outer split sleeve, rather than a full undershirt.  The jacket and breeches were trimmed with sequined and beaded braid, pleated satin and white lace and featured button front and button fly.  The linen collar was seperate and adjustable via ties at the neck.  This costume will be worn with a black hat decorated with ostrich plumes and black boots.  For more information about the festivities, see here.
Pilgrim Girl Outfit for Book Cover
                     Pilgrim Girl's Costume
Pilgrim Girl Outfit for Book Cover
This Pilgrim girl's outfit was created as a custom order for a graphic design company to be on a book cover using their model (not shown here).  We based this ensemble on images painted by Frans Hals, George Boughton, and engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar, as well as existing garments in museum collections. The brown wool bodice and skirt set feature a lace edged white linen collar and cuffs with matching linen apron.  The linen cap features antique lace.  We do not normally create clothing for children.

Here is a link to the finished book cover.
American Revolution Girl Outfit for Book Cover
Revolutionary War Era Girls Outfit - created for a book cover.
American Revolution Girl Outfit for Book Cover
This Revolutionary War Era girl's outfit was created as a custom order for a graphic design company to be on a book cover (using their model, not shown here).  The ensemble consisted of a red petticoat, cotton gown with lightly boned bodice, linen pinner apron (the bib is pinned to the front of the bodice as was done in the time period), and linen mob cap edged with lace.  The same ensemble is shown below with a grey wool broadcloth Revolutionary War era style cloak also made for this project.  We do not normally create clothing for children.

Here is a link to the finished book cover!
American Revolution Girls Outfit for Book Cover American Revolution Girls Outfit with Cloak for Book Cover
Blue and White Revolutionary War Womens Outfit
Caraco Jacket
Blue and White Revolutionary War Bodice and Skirt
Caraco Jacket
This ensemble was patterned after a historic caraco jacket from c. 1775-85.  Our jacket is made from a linen rayon blend material with a blue floral pattern, and is fully lined with a sturdy white 100% cotton duck.  The front fastens with a series of hook and eyes and is lightly boned along the center front opening.   Shown here with a royal blue cotton velvet petticoat and white 100% cotton kerchief.  The fabrics are no longer available, so this is a one of a kind costume.  

Rev War Style Red Wool Cloak
Revolutionary War Red Wool Cloak
Rev War Style Red Wool Cloak
Based on records of an extant garment from the Revolutionary War era, this historically accurate cloak was created from soft red wool broadcloth similar to the original.  The cloak was machine stitched and the hood hand stitched to gather the back.  This cloak tied at the neck with a matching red velvet ribbon and features arm slits similar to the original, but we have stitched over the edges of the arm slits to prevent any possible fraying (this was not done in the original).  

Revolutionary War Era English or Polonaise Gown Replica
English or Polonaise Style Revolutionary War Era Gown
This custom made ensemble features an English or Polonaise gown based on a historic 1770 - 1780 gown reference.  We used a yellow and white striped cotton print for the gown and a celery green linen for the petticoat.  The outfit above is shown with pocket hoops (detail at right).

Pocket Hoops or Panniers
Pocket Hoops
Floral Print Revolutionary War Gown with Linen Pinner Apron
This custom ordered Revolutionary War Era adult woman's costume was made to be similar to the girl's costume shown above.  The ensemble consisted of a blue petticoat, cotton gown with lightly boned bodice, and linen pinner apron (the bib is pinned to the front of the bodice as was done in the time period).. 
Cream and Pink Striped Linen Saque Back Jacket
This custom made Revolutionary War era costume featured a pink and cream striped linen Sacque back jacket and blue linen petticoat.

Lady Valentine Sacque Back Gown Front View Lady Valentine Sacque Back Gown Back View
This costume ensemble hailed from the 18th century style of Sacque back gowns.  The delicately sensous texture of the 100% silk satin skirt and sleeve ruffles was balanced by the heavy cranberry velvet richly embroidered overall with red and white satin threads.  The bodice of the gown closed at the side front with a row of hooks and eyes hidden by the cream colored ruching.  The bodice back had a series of ties on the inside to moderately adjust the firmness of the unboned but heavily interfaced bodice through the waist. This ensemble included pocket hoops, sacque back gown in embroidered velvet, 100% silk petticoat skirt with ruffle at the hem, and a soft 100% cotton petticoat. 

Early 1700's Coat Early 1700's Coat Back
Photos by Nina Rizzo.  Copyright 2007.
This early 1700's style coat was patterned after a diagram in the Cut of Men's Clothes based on a garment in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The coat shown above was made from cardinal red medium weight wool flannel stiffened at the front and cuffs with horsehair interfacing.  The inside of the coat was lined with heavyweight softened black linen and has black wool flannel facings.  There was just under five yards of black Venise lace appliqued to the front, the back vent, and the cuffs.  The points of the lace along the front opening had a decorative black glass button with rhinestone center and gold highlights on each making a total of 24 buttons. 

This coat can not be exactly repeated, but something similar can be made as a custom order.


Centauri Style Coat
1770's Style Coat
This 1770's era coat was made as a custom order for a gentleman dressing as a Centauri (from the series Babylon 5).  The pattern for the coat is historically accurate, but the fabric and trim choices are modern.  It features gold lace, braid and trimming on a royal blue soft brushed 100% cotton twill with cotton duck interlining and old gold cotton lining.


Revolutionary War Regimental Style Wool Coat

Revolutionary War style Men's wool Regimental coat with pewter buttons and lined with 100% cotton.  Shown also with skirts back for on the march.  Due to the fitted nature of parts of this jacket, it is available only as a Custom Order at this time.  Adult sizes made from wool outer and facings, lined with natural cotton and having brass or pewter buttons usually costs $385.00 plus shipping due to the detailing and handwork involved.


Blue and Cream Wool Revolutionary War Jacket

Custom created Revolutionary War style men's regimental coat with antiqued pewter tone metal buttons.  This coat was made from royal blue 100% wool flannel with cream 100% wool facings and 100% cotton osnaburg lining.
Compagnies franches de la Marine Coat ca 1750
This custom made coat was based on the Compagnies franches de la Marine uniform in New France circa 1750.  This heavy weight coat was made from cream colored wool melton with facings in cadet blue wool melton.  The coat was interlined with cream heavyweight satin and the upper torso and sleeves were lined with heavyweight natural linen.  There are 40 brass toned metal buttons on this coat.  

1790's Civilian Style Wool Coat

Shown here over a 100% linen shirt with attached ruffle at the front opening, this civillian style of coat hails from just after the Revolutionary War around the 1790's.  This was created as a custom order from midnight blue 100% wool flannel lined in black 100% cotton twill.  Silversmith style buttons adorn the cuffs, front opening, pocket flaps and back vents.  There are pockets hidden under the pocket flaps, and the buttonholes on the pocket flaps and center front opening are functional and may be worn open or closed as the wearer desires. 

Due to the fitted nature of parts of this late 18th century style jacket, it is available only as a Custom Order.  Adult sizes of this style made from wool outer fabric and facings, lined with 100% cotton and having brass or pewter buttons usually costs an estimated $425.00 plus shipping due to the detailing and handwork involved.   Extra buttonholes and buttons at the back vent are not included this style - see 'pirate' picture below.


Midnight blue wool coat and linen shirt with attached ruffle

The above jacket and linen shirt with attached ruffle modelled by the customer for a July 4th parade out west!  Thank you very much for sending us the picture and allowing us to use it on the website.
Navy Blue Pirate Style Wool Coat

Linen lined midnight blue wool flannel pirate coat with decorative buttonholes and buttons at the back vent as well as on the pocket flaps, center front opening and sleeve cuffs.  Adding the extra buttons and buttonholes at the back vent adds $30 to the cost of the coat.


Benjamin Franklin Ensemble


This ensemble was created for the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Company to match their logo, seen below and used with their permission.  It included a cotton shirt with ruffled cuffs, lace cravat, brocade vest, wool coat lined with cotton and a pair of cotton breeches.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing - Click here to visit their site!
Image Copyright Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Company Used with Permission.

Declared Independent Poster Still from Declared Independent
This unique outfit inspired by Benjamin Franklin was made for the Orange Moon Films production "Declared Independent".  Melding historic elements with items that could be found by the character was tremendous fun!  Production stills shown here were photographed by Sean Laskey and are (c) Orange Moon Films.

Revolutionary War or Pirate Style Outfits
Photos by Nina Rizzo.  Copyright 2007.

Revolutionary war style linen shirts, waistcoats, button fly front long trousers and full fall/drop front knee breeches. 
The red wool cap was hand crocheted then felted to fit by us.


Custom Jane Austen style gown and Spencer Jacket
Photos by Nina Rizzo.  Copyright 2010.


This custom Regency style ensemble was based on historic clothing pieces from the Jane Austen era, specifically 1809.

The silk gown features an empire waisted periwinkle 100% silk crepe bodice with matching ombre dyed periwinkle and lavender silk ribbons.  The skirt was made from lavender 100% silk satin with a translucent periwinkle 100% silk organza overlay.  The bodice is not visible in these photos.

The Spencer jacket featured a shot fuschia and periwinkle taffeta embroidered overall with silver leaves and vines, accented with fuschia 100% silk dupioni collar, cuffs, and inserts at the back of the jacket.  The silver filigree buttons at the front and decorating the back of the jacket have a rose and leaf design.  This jacket was fully lined with a pale pink linen/cotton blend fabric.

A custom ordered outfit made to measure in this style from comparable materials would cost about $650 + shipping.





















Modeled by René - thank you!
Custom Jane Austen style gown and Spencer Jacket
Photos by Nina Rizzo.  Copyright 2010.
Custom Jane Austen style gown and Spencer Jacket
Photos by Nina Rizzo.  Copyright 2010.