I have always been interested in fashion. I would never call myself personally fashionable, as in dressing in the latest trends. I was always much too individual for that, and being a seamstress for most of my life, I was fortunate to be able to make clothes that were distinctly "me." But when I was a child, I would spend hours looking at the Sears or J. C. Penney catalogues, and they didn't necessarily need to be up to date! As a young adult, I subscribed to dressmaker pattern magazines, such as Butterick, and sewed costumes for the theater when I was in college. I am particularly interested in historic or period costume, and own numerous books, coloring books, and paper dolls from all different historic eras and ethnic dress. So here is the page where I get to share with you all the books reviewed on this site pertaining to costume or clothing. This page will grow! I hope you enjoy all these fascinating materials.