Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Great Etsy Shop MaritimeArts

Here is a fantastic find. This shop is most definitely on my top 10 list. I personally love historical clothing. Being able to become a different character and get lost in a whole other era in time can be such a joy. If you do anything today make sure you add taking a look at MaritimeArts shop to the top of your list. It will be well worth it.

Here is a bio sent to me from MaritimeArts: "MaritimeArts is a shop that sells costuming and clothing for the historical reenactor. I am a reenactor myself and in attending events I noticed a real lack of ingenuity in the clothing people were wearing. And the clothing that did spark an interest in me was so expensive I certainly couldn't afford it.

This is a hobby for most people and people do it because they enjoy it. Believe it or not, dressing up in these beautiful outfits is a lot of fun. So, I decided to take up sewing historical clothing. I have sold at local Rennaissance Faires and SCA events over the years. I then got interested in the Victorian/cowboy era and loved taking on a new era to learn about. I actually do research the outfits and draft my patterns using these historical guidelines I research about. It's important when you are reenacting to promote an accurate image of the time period. But equally as important is affordability. You can use modern sewing techniques and modern fabrics and trims and make them look historically accurate. Yes, the fabric may have a bit of polyester in the blend, that will keep it affordable. But the fabric will "look" like it was something they might have worn and the pattern lines are historically accurate. I love the challenge of looking at a Godey's Fashion Book for the 1800's and trying to find a modern fabric that looks similar to the descriptions.

I decided to open an Etsy store about 1 year ago and try and sell my items online. I was working a 9 to 5 job in a place I absolutely hated. My children were growing up in daycare and I was not spending any time with them. So, that is basically why I decided to open an Etsy shop.

I mostly do custom orders. My pictures are of garments I have made for myself or for other people. I have listed them and in the description I lay out what the sale will provide. This outfit in these colors and this fabric. I find that people can be creative that way and can come up with their "dream outfit"."

The fallowing photos are MaritimeArts favorite picks that are listed in her Etsy shop.

These are just astonishing. I am taken away by the detail in MaritimeArts work

How people can find MaritimeArts:

Or you can click on the highlighted name of MaritimeArts anywhere in this post and be taken straight to her Etsy shop.


MaritimeArts said...

Thank you so much. I love the feature.

KeriAnne said...

I love the costume in the second picture! I could just picture my hubby in it for halloween!!!

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