To ensure that the re-created historical garments are not only historically correct for time and place and occasion, but also help to express the individual personality of their wearer, intensive
communication especially during the planning stage is required.
To begin with we will jointly develop a first draft, and select cut and colour. The most pleasant way to do this is to peruse the sources with a nice cup of tea at hand.
The next step is to create a toile based on your measures, and to help you choose your fabrics. Many of the materials will be ordered abroad or in small weaving mills, or hand-printed for you in
traditional workshops. If the toile fits and the materials have arrived, work on the actual garment commences. For all but the simplest garments a second fitting will be arranged, when last adjustments
to ensure perfect fit can be made.
To keep in touch I use modern channels such as
e-mail or fax, but also the telephone and good, old-fashioned letters.