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Designing, Sewing, and Making Renaissance Costumes

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What a beautiful medieval costume made from things like curtains and different types of fabrics.

This is a beautiful medieval costume Nan York made for her niece Carissa. She used clearance curtains and 2nd hand store materials to keep cost down. She loves designing with unusual sources of fabric, because the costumes kind of create themselves!



Jacquelyn sewed a beautiful emerald green and gold gown for the renaissance fair.

13 year old Jacquelyn models her beautiful emerald green and gold gown she sewed for the PA renaissance fair. This renaissance gown was soon found on our site and rented out for a local production in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania of "Once Upon a Mattress" which is the musical version adapted from the play "The Princess and the Pea."


Here is a queen's gown sewn with satin and paisley fabric with a shoulder roll which is often found on gowns of royalty.

Jamie, who is an assistant and instructor here at Love To Sew Studio, at age 14 was cast at the Wilmington Drama League in Delaware for the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" which is the musical version adapted from the play "The Princess and the Pea." Once the costume director found out she sewed, they put her right to work. She made gowns for the two lead roles in the play. This gown, which is the Queen's costume in Act 2, and the Princesses gown used in Act 2. As you can see this gown required a lot of fabric and trim. Notice the shoulder roll in the photo, which is often found in 15th and 16th century clothing on royalty.


This German bar maid costume was sewing and put together by making a skirt, skirt over-lay, peasant blouse, and lace up corset.

This renaissance German bar maid costume was made from all cotton fabrics. It is your traditional pheasant outfit with an off the shoulder oversized shirt, covered with a tie-up corset, a long skirt, and over-skirt.

A handmade German barmaid costume similar to a renaissance pheasant costume.

What do you make your daughter for Halloween who just got her bar-tending certificate?  Why a renaissance German Bar Maid outfit of course...Don't worry... that's diluted coffee in the mugs, and it's an empty beer bottle that she borrowed from her Uncle for the photo!



Pennsylvania Renaissance fair costumes all designed and sewn by sewing instructor from Love to Sew studio, Alexandra.

Handmade renaissance fair costumes designed and sewn by Alexandra.

Alexandra, an instructor here at Love To Sew Studio, during her senior year in high school designed and sewed all four of these renaissance fair costumes for her friends!


12 year old Kate made this gown and was inspired by a gown she saw in "Lord of the Rings" movie. She used gold satin cotton in the inside and teal ultra suede on the outside.  Kate made and used this gown for Halloween but also donated it for a month to the Wilmington Drama League in Delaware to use on the set of "Once Upon a Mattress."

Twelve year old Kate made this costume inspired by the movie, "Lord of the Rings."


The sewn renaissance gown was made by sewing a long skirt, peasant blouse, and a waist cincher

Heather was headed to the Pennsylvania  renaissance fair and wanted to make an outfit for it.  She made a peasant blouse, paisley belt also known as a waist cincher, and a green skirt of ultra suede fabric.


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