Shifts, Bodices, Petticoats,
Waistcoats, Coats &
18th Century Clothing (Adult and Children)
For Museum, Theater, Re-enactment, Rendezvous, Trade Fairs
& Rifle Frolics.
We produce quality period
clothing at reasonable prices. We appreciate your
2012 Update! 18th
Century children's clothing now available
past summer Shelly Bender, owner of Irish
Maid children's clothing, announced that
regretfully she was closing her business.
Shelly had developed a full line of period
correct clothing for infants to teens, and
was well known for the quality of her work.
Pursuant to a mutual agreement, we are
delighted to announce that we have purchased
her remaining inventory, and using her tried
and tested patterns, will be adding a full
line of children's clothing to Ft. Downing
effective immediately. Additionally, we will
continue her “trade in” policy on children's
clothing. Call us for more information!
If this is your first
visit to our site, Welcome! We hope you
will like what you see and put us in your
"Favorites" folder. For those of you who
are returning to our site, Thank You! As
you know 2011 was a hard year for us
health wise, but we expect 2012 to be much
better. . WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND
YOUR CONTINUED PATRONAGE!
Even though we realize
that re-enactment clothing is a luxury and
not a necessity, regretfully, in 2012 we
will have to implement some in price
increases to offset the dramatic rise in
cost of raw materials. We still believe
our prices are fair and in line with
others in our industry and that the
quality of our products is equal to, or
well above, the industry standards.
Ft. Downing Trading Co. is a home based
historical clothing business for men and
women, and now children! We do our own
sewing using authentic patterns of 18th
Century life, with special emphasis to the
French & Indian War and the
Revolutionary War time periods.
We take great pride in our work and take
extra steps to assure that we turn out a
quality garment. Our fabrics are selected
to reflect period-correct styles and
colors, and ALL fabrics are prewashed and
dryed using the hottest settings possible.
This insures you that your garment will
not shrink the first time you laundry it.
We double and triple stitch the stress
points on all of our clothing.
Although we do maintain a basic stock
supply, each order is
When you place an order with us, we
attempt to customize it to your own
specific needs and measurements. The care
we take with your garment makes each piece
a one-of-a-kind article. The time it takes
to complete your order depends on the
complexity of the garment and our backlog
Our goal is a satisfied
customer. So, if
you are not completely satisfied with the
quality or fit, we want to know, and you
may return it if not soiled or damaged for
a replacement or a full refund.
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