Historically Inspired

Welcome to my historically inspired page! Here you will find all costumes that are historical recreations or garments  influenced and inspired by historical fashion.

This page only includes completed projects that were made entirely by me. If something seems to be missing it was probably removed due to poor documentation.

I’m constantly making new things and trying to keep this updated, so if there are any dead links they are probably for projects I’ll be posting about soon!

Each link leads to specific pages for the costume mentioned, which includes links to every post related to that costume, along with a brief description and photos of the completed project

1890’s Day Dress, the “Pumpkin” Gown


1830’s Plaid, Pleated, Dress


18th Century “Undress” Costume


Sybil Inspired Edwardian Ensemble


Pink Sateen Ball Gown, 1860’s 

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Cycling Costume, 1890’s

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Plaid Walking Ensemble,1890’s

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1790’s Round Robe

Yellow Dress Resize 2

Grecian Costume, Chiton and Crown

Angela Clayton Grecian 3

Grey Plaid and Velvet Ensemble, 1860’s


18th Century Riding Ensemble 

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Gold and Ivory Gown – Holiday Dress 2015

Angela Clayton Gold Dress 14

Maroon Medieval Dress & Escoffin


Civil War Era Dress


Taffeta Kirtle & Hat

Ana de Mendoza 3

Gold Foiled Dress, Heinrich Inspired

Harvest.Red Foiled Dress.5

Damask Print Medieval Gown

Gold Medieval, Resize 1

Pleated Navy gown


Silvery Blue Dress

Blue 8

Orange Tudor Ensemble

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Brown Beaded Doublet


Structured Chemise a la Reine


Dewdrop Series


Isabel de Requesens


Blue Taffeta Hooded Dress


1830s Floral Dress


1830s Pleated Red Dress


1840’s Pleated Floral Dress


Christmas Costume, Glittery Gown


Maroon Dress


Striped Taffeta Dress


Black and Grey Dress

Black and Grey III

Pretty Pirate Project


(Posts below were are projects, which are not very well documented or fully completed)

Red Renaissance Gown


Red and Silver Gown



14 responses to “Historically Inspired

  1. Molly D

    August 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    you are so beautiful and talented!!!!! I wish I could sew like that!

  2. Caitlin

    August 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    oh my gosh!!!! these are gorgeous!!! you are so talented!!

  3. Michele

    October 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Wow fantastic creations ! Where do you get the great wigs??

  4. Jasmine Saunders

    October 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    You are freakin’ amazing!! Keep up the amazing work! ♡♡♡

  5. tma

    May 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    do you ever do commisions? there’s an Erté piece that i’ve always been obsessed with and want to turn into an actual garment (but i have no sewing skills). i feel like this might be something you’d be interested in

  6. farida ariyani (@faridaariyani31)

    May 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

    You are so amazing. is there any one help you to sew? or you make it all by yourself?

  7. orlanearr

    May 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Congratulation ! I love it !!! So much love it ! You are So
    Talented !

  8. arsalan

    October 22, 2015 at 8:13 am

    my younger sister liked your dresses alot.but here are no frock like this.

  9. Irina Souvandjiev

    January 28, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Hello there! I’ve only recently started taking an interest in a theater or film career, I’d like to work on a set, behind the scenes, maybe as a make-up artist or costume designer. I really love ballet costumes for example. I would really like to start sewing as well, like you draping first, then cur out patterns. Can you recommend any books as a guideline to start? Because I don’t have time to take a lot of courses, but I can read up and try things out in my own time.

  10. Luisa

    March 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Oooh I just found your blog and I’m so excited! What you do is so beautiful and inspiring! Keep up the amazing work!

  11. Selin Atlıhan

    June 1, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Harikasın Angela ! Hepsi harika, tebrik ederim…

  12. Talar Asdourian

    September 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    How are you so talented????!!!!!!!!! These are so good! I wish I had the same amount of talent!

  13. Sue

    November 26, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Hi Angela…I am A-mazed at your work!!! Do you do anything else besides sew??? How are you so prolific?? I believed I read somewhere on your blog that you are a self-taught sewer. I also am self taught although I’m considerably older than you😳. I am in process of making my second 16th century garb but I work almost full-time(on my feet all day) and so progress is slow. Plus I make all Christmas gifts and then there is always “life”!!! I have also been a professional seamstress and I must say your work is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you SO much for sharing on your blog; you’ve are an inspiration to me to get moving!😬 Do you do in-depth research before sewing each outfit? you do anything else? I’d love to chat online with you if you have a minute between projects.😁

  14. Barbara Winters

    May 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    It does not hurt that the seamstress looks like Holliday Grainger! Is that you in the pictures? The work is perfection.


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