Designs From Time

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"I am so pleased with my ensemble from Designs From Time!! Christine was helpful and knowledgable in every stage of production. She took the time to give me fabric suggestions. She also listened to my concerns, comments, and feedback in order to give me several style options. She was very prompt and completely professional when I had questions. I just received my entire ensemble a few days ago and I'm already planning another."  ~ Kim A. 02-2016

Purchasing goods on line can often be risky; but here's what my clients have to say about Designs From Time!

I ordered this french hood in blue [& later in red] and Christine did a wonderful job making it unique to my gown. The workmanship is superb and everything I had hoped for... I highly recommend anything made by Christine as she will work with you to the best of her ability and in a timely manner.  I wore this for a whole weekend, it was very comfortable and stayed in place even in winds that sent my husband's flat cap sailing. While I portray a Duchess, this french hood was so spectacular I could have been a queen.


~ Iona 09-2014 & 11-2014

Love this! Excellent craftsmanship.. Everything came out exactly as I wanted. Would buy from her shop again!


Cady H 10-2014

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Beautiful workmanship, exactly what I asked for (after we discussed various options available). Very, very pleased! Perfect with the costume [Wedding Gown] Thank you!


~ Lynne 10-2014

Virginia Renaissance Faire

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"I participate in a Renaissance faire close to home where I am a noble woman under Queen Elizabeth I. It is very important that we are authentic and demonstrate a sense of superiority through our fashion as was the time. When I met Christine she was kind enough to show me some of her work and I instantly fell in love. As soon as I had the chance I put in an order with her. She was very flexible in making what I want, but made herself readily available for her input and feedback as needed (which was incredibly helpful due to her vast experience with period clothing). I gave her an idea of what I wanted, and she sent me a picture of the embroidery before committing it to the hat, which I loved! I had my hat very quickly considering I knew I was in line for her work. It's beautifully done and and commits high fashion into my established garb. I am very proud to wear it!" 

~ April L, 07-2013 - 07-2015

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire


April returned to have this beautiful gown commissioned.

"Rarely have I been so THOROUGHLY THRILLED with headgear and a partlet as am with this set!!! When you buy on line it can be hit or miss with purchases; the pictures look good, but then when it arrives, wellllll it's just not reeeaaalllyyyy what you thought it would be. HOWEVER yours is by far some of the best pieces I have bought (and I've been doing reenactments for some time). I WILL be commissioning you for some other pieces...Very Happily and VERY Respectfully..."


~ Dianna P 06-2013, 2014, 2015 (Etsy)

Virginia Renaissance Faire

"Anyone who is fortunate enough to work with Christine will find that she is a pleasure to work with, professionally and personally. She takes great pride in her work, and gives her best to every client. She is a perfectionist and is not satisfied until the job is done to the highest standards - her own. Christine is caring and generous and is personally invested in every piece she creates. Brian and I are looking forward to working with her for many years to come!"


Patricia M 09-2013, 2014, 2015 - 2016

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

"My hat arrived today, and it is amazing!!!!! I am a historical re-enactor and this hat matched my costume perfectly. I even took the hat to [another] professional costumer and she remarked on how wonderfully it was made. The wait time was minimal and all of my questions were answered quickly. I got exactly what I wanted. Will be back!


~ Josh, 02-2014 (Etsy)

"Christine creates functional, BEAUTIFUL pieces of art for you to wear at your next faire or fate! I HIGHLY recommend you add her shop to your "favorites."  She keeps and open communication with you, and makes sure that your needs/specifications for the garment you wish to purchase is custom made for you.  The fit is PERFECT! Her customer service is a top priority and it definitely shows in her conversations with you and in the fine details of her products. For those unique show-stopping pieces delivered with traditional haberdashery customer service - LOOK NO FURTHER! "


~ Rich S 04-2014 (Etsy)


"I am a repeat customer! This is the fifth piece I've purchased and have a gown Christine is currently designing for me. The attifet headdress, Elizabethan hat for my husband, and Edwardian hat I purchased for a wedding, are perfectly made! The compliments I have received have been overwhelming. It is truly stunning. As a milliner and seamstress, Christine is one of the jewels in the business. She listens to what you desire and makes it a reality. She is wonderful to collaborate with and meets her deadlines. She will be my go-to person for all my [Historical] wardrobe needs!'" 


~ Dianna P  05-2014 to 10-2015

Virginia Renaissance Faire

"My gown is so beautiful and stunning; a magnificent masterpiece I am honored to wear. Christine is a "Sewing Goddess" and her work is impeccable, flawless, and one of a kind. I own many pieces by her and will be ordering more, as I cannot have enough of her gorgeous art!" 


~ Nikki U "Mary Queen of Scots" 06-2014

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