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Statement of Purpose

I create and recreate historical dress in order to understand its original creation and wearing processes, and to reinvigorate interest in the aesthetics of the past, its material culture, and its creators and wearers. In order to do so, I research the history of clothing design, the historical practice of dressmaking, and the social/cultural role of both. My works emphasize historically appropriate materials and construction methods, and so serve as a means of understanding the visual, tactile, and engineering aspects of clothing from the past – and the past more generally.

Although I do not blog regularly here, I do keep my portfolio (relatively) up to date. You can also see examples of my work on Instagram, and read reviews of historical costume in movies and TV shows at

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