Costuming
 

Are you attending a medieval dinner, a Jane Austen tea, or a Civil War  ball?  Not sure how to dress for an elegant Titanic brunch, a 1920s  speakeasy, a World War II civilian canteen or a sock hop party?  I specialize in dressing you in period-correct fashions for any event with a historical setting!
 

You may choose to purchase antique fashions or faithful reproductions.   Although I do not make or rent costumes, I can source  reproductions that will fit and flatter you for a memorable occasion!  I have an extensive network of contacts including dressmakers and milliners experienced in period styles. 

Fashion Shows
 

Many of my fashion programs can be presented as Fashion Shows. I can also provide expert narration at your fashion show event featuring  your show of current modern clothing or historical garb.
 

Children’s Tea Parties and Crafts
 

I specialize in making your little girl feel like she just stepped out of the pages of history.  Contact me for information on Victorian children's tea or birthday parties and children’s craft classes.


Victorian Immersion for 2018: 


Join me for a weekend 1900 style in my Victorian home in Medina.  We will truly be Lost in the Past as we dine, sleep, craft, and live while wearing antique clothing and in a total immersion environment.  Great for mothers and daughters!


Charm School for Modern Girls: 


Your daughter / granddaughter, ages 8 – 14, will benefit from expert and fun instruction in etiquette, table manners, and guidance for modern dilemmas including social media and texting.  Not a lecture, but lessons that will last her a lifetime.


Teas and Tours:  


Enjoy a mini-program, then tour my restored historic home in Medina and relish in a Victorian tea.  Croquet too, weather permitting.  Dress-up and hats encouraged!


Craft Classes 


to include beginner Sewing, Mending, Embroidery, and Knitting Instruction; Victorian Berlin Work, Victorian Hairwork, and Make Do and Mend classes.


I also can provide expert instruction in Victorian/Edwardian and vintage hat  trimming and creation. 
 

For Museums and Historical Societies
 

I can inventory, date, and document, your museum’s collection of  clothing, accessories, and other artifacts c. 1850-1920.  A flat hourly  fee plus travel expenses will be charged.  I also offer training  for museum staff and volunteers, including dating garments, clothing and  artifact care, display tips, and exhibit ideas.  


Exhibit ideas and preparation, mounting and storage of costume are also services I offer.  Contact me if you need help with your museum, large or small.  I specialize in working with smaller museums and historical societies to inventory, evaluate, and de-accession their costume collections and on reviewing and updating costume storage.


Date my Photograph
 

I can help you date antique photographs taken pre-1920 based upon the ladies' clothes worn in the picture.  For a  fee of $10 per photo, I will provide approximate date of the photo based upon clothing and photographic clues from your emailed  photographs.  


Private Parties
 

I am available for wedding showers, birthday parties, and tea parties.  I can assist you in finding a historically-based location  for your event and can provide consultation and referral for events at  whichI am booked to speak.  

Date your Antique Garment
 

I specialize in ladies’ clothing and accessories, pre-1920.  For a  fee of $25 per garment, I will provide approximate date of the item  and any information about its history and usage based upon your emailed  photographs.  I can also provide storage and care/cleaning  guidelines. 


Event Appearances


For corporate events, launches, anniversary parties  and more, I can appear in antique or vintage clothing and 'mingle' or supplement your press attention.  Antique clothing is always a hit, and I don't use or wear cheesy 'costumes'.




Contact me for more information!