School of Historical Dress established in London

Begining in fall 2011, the School of Historic Dress will offer courses and study days on the "making of historical costume for theatre, cinema and the living history movement." The school is located in London, England.

From the website:

Our aim is to promote the study of historical dress and textiles by the students, both of the Western World and of other cultures, and to base such study on primary evidence, in particular, by studying and understanding surviving clothing supported by written sources and visual (portraits, sculptures etc). The school will encourage new research into historical dress and introduce students to the tools needed for this, such as how to study an object, identify its materials, cut, construction and historical context, and then how to document the object by pattern taking, drawing and photography. Students will then be taught to make such garments themselves.