About House of Roe

I started making Renaissance costumes over 20 years ago. It combined my love of research, passion for history, and deftness at sewing, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

But several years later, I was in an accident that injured my back and legs.  Suddenly, I couldn’t wear many layers of heavy velvets and brocades anymore. Forty pounds or more of clothing was just too much! I found myself in need of costumes that were lightweight, yet still durable and sturdy; comfortable in the warmest of weather, yet still appropriate for various levels of historical reenactments.

After more than 15 years of designing and redesigning, and learning a lot of new tips and tricks along the way, I’ve developed a collection of elegant, well-made and lightweight historical clothing.  I’m excited to finally offer this collection of clothing perfect for your Renaissance dreams!

In addition to this new collection, I still take on a few custom clothing projects throughout the year.  If you would like more information about custom work, or even about our ready-made collection, I’d love to hear from you.  Please feel free to Contact Us.

I look forward to making you the most beautiful, comfortable Renaissance clothing you’ve ever worn!

Margaret Roe