Craft

I formerly operated a tailoring business specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century men’s clothing, caps, and accessories. My clients included living historians, artists, and museums such as Genesee Country Village and Museum (NY), Fort Ross State Historic Park (CA), and the USS Constitution Museum (MA). All of my work featured historical construction techniques and was based on archival documents, visual sources, and years of studying original garments. Most of my sewing skills are self-taught, and I’ve also apprenticed with a master capmaker and worked as a historic trades intern with the tailors of Colonial Williamsburg on a project to reproduce George Washington’s Revolutionary War sleeping tent, or marquee. You can read more about my philosophy regarding hand skills and academic study in an article I wrote for the Chronicle of Higher Education here. Below, you’ll find a gallery¬†of my work.