Prior Attire provide costumes for a variety of periods, starting from the late Roman era, up to the 20th century.Every item is thoroughly researched, and all care has been taken to render it as close to the original as it is possible, using the patterns and techniques appropriate for the period.
The reproduction garments are based on primary sources such as existing items of clothing, period paintings, sculpture or woodcuts and original patterns. We use natural fabrics appropriate for given period, mostly different kinds of wool, linen and silk. We do not make shoes or hats, though we are able to make tablet woven braids, basic embroidery and bobbin lace. All garments are made to measure and have no visible machine seams. We will also be providing off the peg items in our online shop, opening soon.
The gallery provides an overview of some costumes we have made for re-enactors from UK, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Germany and France.
We have recently expanded our offer and are now also dealing in corsetry; we produce not only corsets suitable for re-enactment purposes, but also general use and burlesque wear. Photos of the burlesque corserts can be seen in the galery.
We also make bespoke historical or historically inspiredvbridal gowns, please check our link to Prior Engagement
Prior Attire has also published dressmaking articles, available in digital version on Amazon:
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