When Martin retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with 22 years of service he opened a brick and mortar store in Pennsylvania where he sold museum quality reproductions of clothing and other items. His garments are for adults and children. Vickie is an author of historic books (see thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com or thistledewbooks on facebook) and has also made clothing and accessories for herself, individuals, and for museums.
In addition to sewing both recreate various other period items including Martin’s historically accurate Native American pieces. Sewing has been limited due to work schedules but Martin recently retired and retirement is quickly approaching for Vickie. With it comes an opportunity to again make a few items to sell from time to time and ramp up our research.
While we may be firmly rooted in history we realize most people shop online and so we’ve created this site where we can share what we make, as well as sources for period correct fabrics and notions, sewing tips, &c., along with information on original clothing and accessories, crafts and trades, weaponry, general material culture of former eras &c.
Martin is a member of the Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution [ALSSAR] and has set up living history presentations in the U.S. and abroad. Vickie is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the ALSSAR auxiliary, and the Society of Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge. She has also coordinated numerous living history events in the Southeast and Scotland.
We provide displays, presentations, and living history demonstrations at various events and historic sites. You may reach us at Mpbrady30 @ aol or thistledewbooks @ yahoo.com [do not leave spaces]. We invite you to follow the blogs and join us as we travel through time. The blogs are searchable.