American Duchess is now accepting costuming commissions, yay!
I am not solely an 18th century seamster – I also work in Elizabethan, Baroque, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, and retro fashions from the 1920s-60s.
I am open to commissions from both ladies and gentlemen, and can provide a full wardrobe, from underpinnings to accessories. I am able to develop patterns through draping, drafting, or scaling historical examples (from Janet Arnold, for instance), as well as work with patterns you specify, such as Truly Victorian. I offer a full design service to help you visualize and develop your costume and character.
Costs will always depend on materials used and the complexity of your project. However, I always look for ways to reduce the cost of an ensemble, and make it a garment that is beautiful, wearable, and durable. For custom creations, I only work with clients in my area, whom I can meet with in person, but do check in at the American Duchess Etsy shop for one-of-a-kind costume pieces that may be just right for you.
If you are interested in commissioning, please e-mail Lauren at [email protected]