We are pleased to offer our custom-making service and will be adding more designs over the coming months.
A selection of designs is featured on this page, together with the Goth & Steampunk page available from the menu. However, if you do not see what you want and have a specific request please contact us for a quote. A new range of men’s jacket designs and more styles will shortly be added to the website, so do check back soon.
If you have a specific look in mind, we have a range of fabric samples available, or you can supply your own fabric if you prefer.
Please note that there is generally a turnaround of 10/12 weeks between ordering and receiving your garment. Smaller items may often be available with a shorter delay.
We have recently made this dress for Cally, who does re-enactment in Jersey and plays a variety of musical instruments and is available to play for functions (contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is a day dress from 1850/1860, worn with a crinoline, but can be worn just with an underskirt if preferred. The material is a shot taffeta lined with cotton and buttoned to the waist. Price is approximately £250 depending on materials used.
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A day suit from the 1880s with front swag and rear bustle. The jacket has a peplum which sits on top of the bustle cage and the sleeves are close fitting. The front fastens with a row of buttons and the whole jacket is very fitted.
The skirt consists of a lined bottom skirt, pleated to a waistband and an over skirt. The overskirt is swagged at the front and gathered into a busle at the rear. The swag is trimmed with glass beads and the rear portion is trimmed with heavy cotton lace. It is worn over a short bustle cage which can be ordered seperately:£225 plus materials (N.B. does not include hat).
Evening Dress 1850/1860s
Elaborate evening wear dripping with lace and beads: The bodice top is trimmed with lace and glass beads and sits just on the shoulder. The sleeves are gathered and again trimmed with lace and glass beads. It fastens at the back with a row of buttons.It would generally be boned, but we can leave these out if you prefer. Whilst not authentic, some people find it more comfortable. The skirt is very full, gathered at the waist, and fastened at the back. The hem is finished with braid.It is worn over a hoop petticoat which can be ordered seperately (see below).
An even more elaborate version can be made with extra trim to the skirt:£200 plus materials with plain skirt, £225 plus materials with extra trim to skirt.
This coat was made for one of our regular customers who conducts guided walks (Mike of www.medievalworld.org.uk).
The coat is made of quality wool with an attached integral top cape and collar. It can be made with or without pockets, and whilst this one has 6 buttons, more can be added to button the coat further down. Coat is unlined with lined cape £140, Lined coat and cape £165. Prices include materials.
1850/1860s 2 Piece
This outfit was made for our hire stock, but we will also custom make this in a range of materials. This outfit is in broderie anglais but it could be made in silk or a heavier weight for winter. The top is lavishly trimmed with braid, lace and bows and fastens down the front with hooks and eyes. The skirt is vey full, has an adjustable waist and is also trimmed with braid at the hem.There are muslin undersleeves that button at the cuff. It is shown worn with a full hoop that can be purchased from us as well: £ 175 plus materials.
Mans Early Victorian Jacket
Early victorian jacket with stand up collar, double breasted, tails to the rear with vent and fully lined. Normally the trousers would be a different shade to the jacket, but on this occassion we were asked to make them the same. The trousers are the same style as the ones below. Jacket can be ordered at a cost of £95 plus material.
1870’s Angle Fronted Jacket
Cutaway style jacket, fully lined, with collar and slanting top pocket and single vent to rear of jacket. this is based on a jacket featured in a costume book from the V & A. This was made in a fine wool suiting with a plaid design. £95 plus materials.
Fall front trousers
1830/40’s style trousers. These have a drop down flap front rather than a fly fastening. The check material makes a very dandy pair of trousers. This is a popular design and can be made in plain or plaid fabric.
These can be custom-made at £75 plus material.
A Selection of Waistcoats
We can supply a variety of waistcoats , made to order, from £40 plus materials for a simple style. We can include various styles of collar, pockets with or without flaps and bound pockets.
This double-breasted version is our Sweeney Todd waistcoat and this is £45 plus materials. We can make this in a variety of fabrics. The velvet version was made for the Goth market.
Double breasted waistcoat with shawl collar: £40 plus materials
We were asked to custom make child size replicas of the coats worn by Greenwich Naval pensioners, for use by a theatre company at Greenwich Museum.The blue coat was everyday wear, but the custard yellow and red was the “naughty” coat. If you misbehaved, eg were drunk, you had to wear that for the day.
This was an interesting project as all we had to go on were some paintings of the pensioners. The pattern had to be designed and drawn up before we could embark on making the coats. Clients were so satisfied with them that we were asked to make another two.