Millicent René has been a costumer for theatrical productions for over 45 years and last worked with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, in Palm Springs, California for 13 years. Frustrated by the lack of original patterns for period pieces, she decided to form her own pattern company called AGELESS PATTERNS. The company is dedicated to preserving the patterns and reproduces them in their actual sizes as originally printed. Seam allowances, markings, straight of grain and original sewing instructions have been added to the patterns for ease in sewing. Miss René works out of her home in Chino Valley, Arizona faithfully reproducing all of the patterns by hand. Currently she has 780 patterns and is drafting more daily. The patterns are all from the era 1867-1917. She has also published 11 other books and is working on other books to aid costumers and re-enactors. To see the patterns, kindly visit her website Ageless Patterns.