Welcome to Folkwear

Express your creative style with the clothes you make and wear. Since the 1970s, Folkwear patterns have been used by theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear aficionados, and anyone who enjoys sewing and dressing in classic clothes.

From the Blog

History of the Empire Dress

History of the Empire Dress

April 15, 2019

A narrow, high-waisted silhouette has recurrently expressed the epitome of grace and femininity in ancient Greece, medieval Europe, Napoleonic France,...

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Afghan Nomad Dress Inspiration

Afghan Nomad Dress Inspiration

April 15, 2019

Looking back through the Folkwear photo files, I found a few Afghan Nomad Dresses that I wanted to share.  We...

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