About Me

I’ve been researching and creating historical and vintage dress since the 1980s, and sharing that information on-line since the 1990s, first through the website Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion, and more recently as moderator of the Facebook groups The Civilian Civil War Closet and Victorian-70s Antique & Vintage Clothing Dating Help.

Since attending Vassar College, I’ve been a custom dressmaker, textile curator for an 1840s house museum, board member of the Western North Carolina Historical Association, and a magazine editor.