Nothing pleases me more than to see one of my customers look in the mirror while wearing an outfit I created for them and know they look and feel like a million bucks, that my vision merged with theirs and my creation for them was right on the mark.

I work with my original designs, customer concept or patterns, but my favorite creations are those where I work with you to realize your personal fantasy. I have over thirty years of cotoure experience, which allows me to work with people of all sizes and shapes, from petite to plus and those whose bodies are not industry standard. Each item is created in house, by hand, by me.

I picked up my first needle at six, and by the time I was sixteen, I was designing costumes for small theater companies. I have a BA in Theater Arts, specializing in Costume Design. Please review the galleries of my work. I feel they speak more about what I can do for you than any award or degree.

I also work on historic homes, creating window treatments and paint techniques for them that are correct for the time period of the house. To see examples of my work and to enjoy the beauty of these historic places, please visit:
Rengstorff House in Mountain View, California and
the Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, California.

I love to teach. I have conducted workshops and given lectures on numerous subjects. Here are a few examples:

Creating a Victorian Corset
Draping the Basic Bodice - Your Perfect Custom Fit
18th Century Breeches - How to Build Them
Foundations and Corsetry - Underneath It All
Millinery - Building a Victorian Bonnet
Man's Victorian Vest
The Frock Coat - One on One Instruction
Now I have it, What do I do with it?
Finishing Touches: Hair and Accessories
Movement in Period Garments

I have coordinated and presented fashion shows:
Evolution of Victorian Fashion for the League of University Women
Clothing of the American Revolution for the Daughters of the American Revolution

Email me:
Victoria at VictoriaRidenour dot com