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With 30 years experience in bridal, alterations, costuming and "emergency creative services", I started Rencycledesigns at the urging of several people who needed authentic Renaissance costumes at affordable prices. I prefer using up-cycled fabrics because I think it gives a more authentic appearance to period garb than new fabrics. I also like the challenge of breathing new life into vintage bridesmaid dresses. Custom design is available as well as "off the rack". My kids participate in Renaissance Festivals throughout the Midwest and I have made a number of fairy costumes, pirates, highwaymen and townsfolk as well as floral hair wreaths and combs and accessories. I have men in my family who are 6'3" to 6'9" and women who are 4'11" to 5'8" so I understand the need for custom sizing. Let me know if I can help with any of your emergency costuming needs. I'm listing new merchandise all the time, so keep checking back, and if you…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 17
  • Joined October 25, 2011

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cotton, cotton blend, brocade, silk, velvet, silk flowers, ribbons, recycled fabrics, vintage bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses

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About

With 30 years experience in bridal, alterations, costuming and "emergency creative services", I started Rencycledesigns at the urging of several people who needed authentic Renaissance costumes at affordable prices. I prefer using up-cycled fabrics because I think it gives a more authentic appearance to period garb than new fabrics. I also like the challenge of breathing new life into vintage bridesmaid dresses. Custom design is available as well as "off the rack". My kids participate in Renaissance Festivals throughout the Midwest and I have made a number of fairy costumes, pirates, highwaymen and townsfolk as well as floral hair wreaths and combs and accessories. I have men in my family who are 6'3" to 6'9" and women who are 4'11" to 5'8" so I understand the need for custom sizing. Let me know if I can help with any of your emergency costuming needs. I'm listing new merchandise all the time, so keep checking back, and if you need a custom piece, make sure I'm not already working on it. ;)

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