Handmade Quality Costumes!

Salem, Oregon · 23 Sales


Handmade Quality Costumes!

Salem, Oregon 23 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Rachel Melby

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Rachel Melby


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Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson on May 30, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful skirt. It works perfectly with my SCA/Ren Fest costume. The seller was fantastic!

Maren Olsen

Maren Olsen on Apr 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great item! Great shipping. Love it! Thanks so much! 100% satisfied

Aimee Daramus

Aimee Daramus on Feb 12, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work, and it arrived very quickly. One thing though: the description said that it would fit over any hoopskirt, and it's way too narrow to do that. A nice modesty petticoat or under a gown that doesn't take a a hoopskirt.

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Half of sewing is Ironing.

When I was five my mother tried to teach me to sew.

I thought it was the most boring thing ever.

Then as I got older I fell in love with costumes, and was obsessed with Halloween. Naturally I wanted to make epic costumes, instead I got epic messes.

So I practiced. A lot. And took home ec. And practiced. When I got to college I took more sewing classes and got hired in the costume shop. Where I practiced, a lot. I learned, from my professors, from trial and error, and from recognizing I couldn't take shortcuts, to do the things I'd always wanted to.

So now that I'm out of school and have all these skills I want to put them to use. I want others to enjoy the things I make. I will keep learning, and practicing, and growing. And yes, it is true, half of sewing is ironing.


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  • Rachel


    I love sewing and dress up! I am thrilled that I get to make costumes that people enjoy themselves in.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2013
Here at The Purple Thistle Shop we believe in Quality craftsmanship and good materials. Not cutting corners and using the proper techniques insures a garment that will last. Please feel free to look and favorite! Keep your eye out for sales and free shipping.

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The Purple Thistle Shop does take special orders. Dealing in Renaissance clothing basics. Just send a message and we will get something set up!