We got into making old-fashioned clothing by accident. We had moved to Austin, Texas in 2000, and continued with home schooling our six children, as we had done in Indiana. Since we had a habit of looking for unusual ways to learn things, when we heard that Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms allowed home school families to volunteer, we jumped at the chance.
For about two years, we went there one day a week and led visitors through the old houses telling them what we knew and showing them how we cooked in the old kitchens. It was a great experience, but then we moved out of the city, and it was too cumbersome to go there often especially after we started our own farm.
However, during the time we volunteered, we had made our own costumes. The Farms was set in the 1880's time period so the clothing was pioneer type of Little House on the Prairie fame. We also began to sew costumes for other people at the Pioneer Farm, and eventually, online, which continued after we quit volunteering.
While still being a small company, we do now have several people helping us sew the actual garments, and our children still help in the business too, in various ways.
If there is anything we can do for you, or any custom changes you'd like, please ask. We'll do our best to meet your needs.