We are a family owned business started in 1997 in North Carolina, where we were residing at the time. The idea came when we were continually unable to find period accurate patterns for our various costuming needs through the internet.
We realized there was a need for a ready resource for a variety eras which were under represented through a reliable internet resource. We opened our store in 1997 only representing 2 pattern companies, Laughing Moon Mercantile and MoiRandall Patterns. Since that time we have added a wide assortment of historically accurate pattern resources as well as some fantasy and historically inspired pattern makers.
We have also expanded over the years to include a large variety of cloak and cape clasps, buttons, and other metal findings.
We now offer over 4000 products and are still expanding. In 2001, we moved back to Colorado and we currently operate as a home business; though our house is 75% business and 25% living space!
We do not offer a traditional store front, but do travel to various re-enactment events in the Colorado and Western States area as time permits. We are in this business because we love costumes as much as you do and everyone should be as lucky as us; to love what you do.