NEEDLE LITTLE

KINDNESS?

 

Through care, clarity, and community, Sewistorical has reimagined historical sewing education to ignite a generation of confident creatives.

 

SEW WITH US
Fashion plate from LACMA. A woman with a hat, jacket, scarf, and gloves that are all pink & beige.

MISSION

Our mission is to transform the way fashion history & historical sewing is taught. Everything we do is rooted in an intuitive understanding of the process, and our students' needs for well structured lessons, compassionate instructors, and a supportive community. Most importantly, we value progress over perfection.

Our careful guidance.
Your unique needlework.

Create a gown Jane Austen would wear in a heartbeat. In the Ultimate Regency Gown Course, you will be transported to 1813 and guided through the process of sewing your very own Regency Gown Ensemble, with ease and grace.

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SEWISTORICAL

COURSE BENEFITS

Be supported by community

Throughout our courses, we don’t just provide structure - we practice compassion and camaraderie as well amongst your peers.


Find support

Join as a beginner or pro

Whether you have a hard time threading your needle or you already know how to sew, our courses are accessible to students at all levels.


Join us

Feel confident & creative

We teach through compassion so you can learn how to tap into the everflowing stream of creativity.


Gain confidence

Enjoy progress over perfection

Focus on the joy of creating a garment with your own hands, rather than getting so wound up over perfection.


Get focused

Learn comfortably at home

Historical fashion enthusiasts around the globe can comfortably tune in to online courses dropped each week.


Tune in

Explore all sides of fashion

While learning how to sew a garment, you’ll come to understand both the joyful moments and the dark foundation of fashion’s past.


Explore now

We design and create custom-made historical pieces that are elegant, authentic, and comfortable.

Tailor-made historical costume designs to fit your needs

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ABOUT KELLY MANN

FOUNDER OF SEWISTORICAL

Compassionate Costume Designer, Visual Artist, and Fashion Historian specializing in 18th, 19th and early 20th century fashion, Kelly Mann sees historical sewing education as more than learning beautiful needlecraft, it is a way to communicate heart-to-heart with others.

“I want to bring the kindness, support, and structure I wish I had at the beginning of my journey.”

- Kelly Mann

Learn more about Kelly & Sewistorical
Headshot of Kelly Mann by Trayce Gregoire. Kelly is a middle-aged white women with thin silver glasses, pearls and light brown curled hair. She smiles at the camera with a pink scarf, black sweater, and jean skirt.

WE WELCOME YOU

 

WHY HISTORICAL FASHION ENTHUSIASTS
HAVE BEEN “SEW” HAPPY WITH SEWISTORICAL

She has a splendid eye, her ability to communicate visually is superb, and her work was always done to a completely professional standard. She is a person who holds herself to a high standard artistically and professionally...

MAGGIE W.

It is in Kelly’s nature to go above and beyond with everything she does.

— ALINA B.

They say that we must leave at least 5 words...1 word covers it all - ‘SPLENDID’ Thank you Kelly, you’re the best and a pleasure to deal with.

— PATTI & JIM K.

Where should it start? I have been bowled over! Kelly helped us from start to finish with this commission for The Tate House in Portland Maine. We needed our staff in properly made period clothing and she created two amazing pieces! We are so grateful that she took this on. She’s amazing!

— LYNNE M.

The underpinnings are wonderful. Kelly was awesome to work with throughout the whole process. Highly recommend her!

— STEPHANIE L.

Learn how to create elegant, ethereal 19th century pieces that connect you deeper with the beauty of fashion history. A course infused with kindness, structure and consideration. Dedicated instructors accompanying you, every step of the way.

 

Ready to step into the past?

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