If you are interested in placing an order, please fill in our enquiry form. We will contact you as soon as possible and discuss the particulars of your order – sizing, style, level of authenticity, fabrics, trimmings, costs, delivery method and expected completion date. All the particulars will be discussed, agreed on and a contract will be issued for every customer, specifying the details of the order, time of delivery, method of payment and general Terms and Conditions.
Please take note that we make items from Anglo Saxon to Edwardian era - however, we do not make 19th century men's clothing - the coats, trousers and Victorian waistcoats are just not our cup of tea, and I would recommend a tailor, not a dressmaker to cater for men's outfits. Also, we do not make cosplay, fantasy or modern clothing - but happy to recommend people that do!
All out items are made bespoke - and as such measuring and fitting sessions will be required to assure the best fit. If you live nearby we are happy to arrange for a meeting to take your measurements personally, or we can meet you at one of the markets we frequent. The fittings etc will take place in in Taunton, and appointments are available during the weekdays, 10-16.
Please note, the visits to the studio are strictly by appointemnt only - for the clients who have a signed contract and are coming for fittings/consultation.
If you are unsure as to what clothing, materials, techniques etc you need, we provide a consultation service prior to your booking - at £50 the foundation research is done for you and you will receive all information pertinent to your order - pictures and examples of clothing suitable for the station and purpose, list of fabric requirements, notions, decoration etc, as well as links to providers of milinery, jewelley and accessories suitable for the persona you wish portray. If you later decide to place the order, the consultation fee will be waivered - deducted from your deposit.
Please book well in advance - we tend to be fully booked for about 12 months in advance. We are occassionally able to cater for last minute orders, especially if they are simple garments, so please drop us a line! An order is only considered as booked when the contract has been signed and deposit paid.
We are also providing clothing made to generic sizes - available in our Online shop. There is not much as whenever we add new items they tend to go quickly, but we are working hard on replenishing stock as much as we can - so please check regularly to see newly added items:-). Stock items are priced lower than bespoke garments - mostly because they do not require fitting and measuring sessions etc, so if you see items that would work for you it is well worth snapping them up.Usually generic items like petticoats, skirts, chemises, sleeves, corsets etc are the most popular as they offer substantial savings without compromising the quality.