Historical Sewing Patterns

The Mantua-Maker

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My apologies for the tiny gray writing. It's a GoDaddy thing.

I'm Deb Salisbury, the creator of the Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns, established in 1993. My costuming career began early, making dresses for my sister's dolls. I discovered costuming at the BayCon masquerade, a science fiction convention held in 1985, and soon thereafter fell in love with historical costuming. After many years of collecting historical clothing terms, I decided to assemble and share them with other costume historians. I hope you enjoy my work.

I write fantasy under my initials,

D.J. Salisbury, to avoid confusion with my nonfiction.

About Me

For EU customers, or if you need to contact me by snail mail, my address is:

100 PR 232, Abbott, TX 76621