COSTUME

DESIGN

We have and continue to support museums, stage and screen productions with custom-made costumes and accessories.

We strive to create accurate, authentic, and well-designed historical costumes that transport you to the historical era of your dreams.

Fill out the custom design form below.

Historical fashion plate illustration from LACMA. Two women sit in a lounge chair and look into a mirror. They are wearing pink and beige robes and their curls are pinned up.

PAST PROJECTS

White dress structure with bumroll, golden top, and shiny bows

17th Century Style Farthingale

Hat - 1880s Style -Wool Felt, Silk & Feathers

Man’s Suit - 1760s - Red Silk & Linen - Made for the Tate House Museum in Portland, ME

Robe à l'anglaise - 1760s Style Gown in Blue Silk Taffeta - Made for Tate House Museum in Portland, ME

18th century Lady’s Cap in Silk Organza - Made for James Madison’s Montpelier Museum in VA

1880s Victorian Corset in Red Silk

Renaissance-style Petticoat with Farthingale & Corset

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Our design process was made with you in mind. In the custom design form below, us about your garment needs while I make us some peppermint tea.

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ABOUT

KELLY MANN

Kelly is the founder of Sewistorcial. She is a Costume Designer (MFA) and Fashion Historian specializing in 18th, 19th and early 20th century historical fashions. She has recently finished her MLitt in Dress & Textiles History at the University of Glasgow, graduating with Distinction. Her dissertation focused on The Representation of Dress in David Copperfield.

She is also a visual artist and photographer whose work has appeared in Early American Life and New Hampshire Home Magazine. She is passionate about art, history, literature and historical fashion. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three toy poodles

Kelly Mann is a middle-aged white women with light brown hair shot by Tracey Gregoire - Kelly is with a white lace on a black and gold vintage sewing machine. Kelly is wearing a pink shirt and pearls and is smiling at the camera.