Meridith Towne offers a bespoke historical dressmaking service, making replica costume for exhibitions and museums, re-enactment clothing, and vintage or historical styled garments for special occasions.

Working with an extensive collection of period and vintage costume, original patterns and first hand sources, Meridith Towne uses comprehensive research to ensure the highest level of historical accuracy possible, within the constraints of modern materials, practicality and availability.

Having worked on costume from all historical periods, Meridith Towne takes delight in designing and creating the perfect outfit for every customer.

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Contact Meridith Towne outlining what you are looking for, your budget and deadline and she’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Don’t worry if you’re a little hazy on the details, Meridith Towne is here to guide you through this process and make sure you get the right outfit for you. Click here for the contact page.


You will be invited to a no-obligation consultation where we can discuss design ideas, the level of authenticity you require, your deadline, fabric choices etc and get your measurements.

Following the consultation you’ll receive a detailed quote and design sketch, based on what we have discussed. Once you are happy with the design, send a confirmation and deposit, you’ll be booked into the diary, and you can relax knowing your order is in good hands.


A toile (mock-up) of the garments will be made to check the fit, cut and design. This is your opportunity to make any changes to the design and choose the final fabric and decoration.

Your outfit will then be made up in the final fabric and you’ll have another fitting to make sure everything fits perfectly.


The day you have been waiting for! You will be invited to try on the outfit to make sure everything is just right and, once final payment has been received, it will be all yours.