About the Fashions:

Portmanteau Fashions is the culmination of half a lifetime's research. Since I was little I've loved historical fashion, and have collected a library of books on it, not to mention a modest collection of actual antique garments and accessories to study, ranging from the 1770s through the 1950s.

Every pattern at PF is carefully researched and made. Inspiration comes from many sources: existing pieces, fashion plates, art, and more. I have very exacting standards for everything I produce, and as such, no detail is insignificant. Many hours go into each creation.

While the main focus of PF is patterns, I will occasionally sell one of a kind purses I've made as well.