PRE-ORDER  RH1421 — 1941 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER RH1421 — 1941 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER our swell Lounging Pyjamas pattern and be the first to get yours when they ship on December 15th! Based on an original pattern from 1941, these lounging pyjamas are as smart as they are comfortable.  Why wear sweats around the house when you can lounge in style. Top closes with three buttons and an optional belt.… Continue Reading

PRE-ORDER  RH1326 — 1934 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER RH1326 — 1934 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER our sophisticated 1930s Lounging Pyjamas pattern and be the first to get yours when they ship on December 15th! Based on an original pattern from 1934, these lounging pyjamas are as smart as they are comfortable.  Why wear sweats around the house when you can lounge in style. Top closes with five buttons closures.  Pants are closed… Continue Reading

PRE-ORDER  RH1327 — 1936 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER RH1327 — 1936 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER our fabulous 1930s Lounging Pyjamas pattern and be the first to get yours when they ship on December 15th! Based on an original pattern from 1936, these lounging pyjamas are as smart as they are comfortable.  Why wear sweats around the house when you can lounge in style. Top closes with three frog closures and a sash.  Pants… Continue Reading

PRE-ORDER  RH1423 — 1947 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER RH1423 — 1947 Lounging Pyjamas

PRE-ORDER our gorgeous Lounging Pyjamas pattern and be the first to get yours when they ship on December 15th! Based on an original pattern from 1947, these lounging pyjamas are as smart as they are comfortable.  Why wear sweats around the house when you can lounge in style. Top closes with two buttons and a sash.  Pants… Continue Reading

People Were Smaller Back Then… right?

One of the misconceptions about historical costume is that people were smaller “back then”.  Would it surprise you to know that the average woman living in London in the Middle Ages was the same height as the average female Londoner today? There are a couple reasons for this misconception.  Historians used to use door heights… Continue Reading

Why are There No Sewing Patterns for Men?

Why are There No Sewing Patterns for Men?

Poor men.  In the realm of sewing patterns, and historical clothing, they really get the short end of the stick. Sewing is a “woman’s hobby”.  One might even hear it called “woman’s work”.  When a man turns up at a reenactment impeccably dressed, he is inevitably asked, “Did your girlfriend make that?” It’s infuriating. One… Continue Reading

Make Yourself a Winter Coat

Summer has ended.  Although the temps are still high, do you find yourself wondering what you’ll wear for a coat this winter.  Reconstructing History has a lot of vintage coat patterns that can serve your every whim.  Does a classic Chesterfield suit your fancy?  We have a pattern for that of course.  Or are you… Continue Reading

RH1008 — Ladies’ Vest for the 1890s-1910s

RH1008 — Ladies’ Vest for the 1890s-1910s

Buy our pattern for the Perfect Waistcoat! Replicate a dress from the 1890s and start here.  Make the perfect Steampunk or Edwardian (or Teens) outfit!  You need our pattern for this beautiful ladies’ waistcoat based on an original period tailor’s draft.  With its front darts and seamed back, this basic vest looks beautiful on a variety of figures and works from the… Continue Reading