Made-to-Measure Service for Living History & Costume

My speciality is making bespoke clothing & costumes for men, women & children of all ages, shapes & sizes. Sometimes I make the accessories as well.          


I make to my clients' personal measurements wherever possible. Clients must be available for fittings at various key stages - first in a calico mock-up of the garment, then in the 'real' fabric. The amount of fittings varies from garment to garment.     


Most clients purchase their own fabrics, but I can advise & help with sourcing. If a client provides a commercial pattern it must be in the correct size for their actual measurements. Fittings must be done with the underwear & shoes the client will be wearing with the finished garment, so that we get the right silhouette & length (this mainly applies to fitted garments & costumes).


The process goes something like this:


- we speak on the phone or via e-mail.

- we meet for an initial consultation to discuss design, fabric, time scales, price etc. If appropriate, I take your measurements & we arrange a first fitting appointment. At this point a deposit is required.

- first fitting, in the calico mock-up. We arrange our next meeting. Fittings continue as neccessary, in calico or the 'real' fabric. Once the 'real' fabric is cut, no design details can be altered. 

- final fitting/check, final payment is made, then you can take it home!

Price Guide

This list is intended as a guide. It includes only a small selection of what I make. 

Prices shown are for labour only - not including fabrics - and are for machine stitched, hand finished garments.

I can help clients source fabrics if necessary.

All shapes, sizes, needs and personal orientations are welcome.

Exact prices are dependent on design, and a quote can be given after discussion with the client.

Clients are required to pay a deposit and sign a Statement of Work before work commences.

Terms & Conditions can be found here.



Stays/corset from £250


Plain petticoat/skirt from £70


Ruffled C19th petticoat from £120


Chemise/shift from £50


C18th/mid-late C19th dress from £250


Early C19th dress (Regency) from £200


C18th jacket from £150


Early C19th spencer from £120


Mid-late C19th bodice from £200

Shirt from £70


Breeches/trousers from £120


Waistcoat from £120


Sleeved waistcoat/jacket/coat from £250


Cloak from £80

* Please note that these prices are approximate and do not include fabrics. Contact me to discuss your needs and for a full quote.