Marion McNealy

is creating Historical Fashion Books, Videos & Patterns

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Thanks so much for supporting me! I really appreciate your support. At this level you’ll get my patron only monthly wrap-up and future plans.

All patrons will be first in line to sign up as pattern testers. As a pattern tester, you'll receive a test pattern in the standard size ranges, to test it out and provide feedback.
  • Monthly wrap-up and future plans
  • First in Line for Pattern Testing

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$5
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At this level you’ll get the patron only weekly updates on my current and upcoming projects and the patron only monthly wrap-up and future plans.

You’ll also get advance notice of YouTube livestreams, and ad-free access to YouTube videos one day before general release.

All patrons will be first in line to sign up as pattern testers. As a pattern tester, you'll receive a test pattern in the standard size ranges, to test it out and provide feedback.

(When we get to 75 patrons across the $5 and up tiers, I'll start up a private patron-only Discord server)
  • Weekly updates
  • Early access to Ad-free videos
  • Monthly wrap-up and future plans
  • First in Line for Pattern Testing

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$10
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At this level you’ll get access to draft chapters and sneak peeks at my research, writing and pattern drafting in progress each week. You will of course also get the patron only weekly updates and monthly wrap-up and future plans.

You’ll also get advance notice of YouTube livestreams, and ad-free access to YouTube videos one day before general release.

All patrons will be first in line to sign up as pattern testers. As a pattern tester, you'll receive a test pattern in the standard size ranges, to test it out and provide feedback.
If you've been at the $10 level for 2 months or more, you will get the final pattern for free, even if you weren't a tester. Limit 4 patterns per year.

(When we get to 75 patrons across the $5 and up tiers, I'll start up a private patron-only Discord server)
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Weekly updates
  • Early access to Ad-free videos
  • First in Line for Pattern Testing
  • Monthly wrap-up and future plans
  • Access to Final Pattern, after 2 months support

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About Marion McNealy

The goal of my work is to build bridges to the past, to create an easily approachable path for anyone to obtain historical clothing and fashion information. This Patreon will help support my work, by creating a steadier stream of income to cover the expenses of creating and publishing books, videos and historical sewing patterns, as well as building a creative community.

Hi, my name is Marion McNealy, and I'm an author, dress and fashion historian, researcher, maker and History Butterfly. Like a butterfly flying from one flower to another, I flit from researching and writing about the fashions and clothes of Germany and Austria in the 15th and 16th centuries, over to studying the clothes and fashions around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. The goal of my work is to build a bridge to the past, to create an easily approachable path for anyone to obtain historical clothing and fashion information. 

I’ve written and published five books so far, and while these books have been an important part of my work, they are just a fraction of all I've been doing behind the scenes, including  researching and reconstructing the 15th century Lengberg finds, and using 3D modeling to test out the new historical sewing patterns that I've been designing.



I currently have FIVE books which are in various stages of completion, three of them which are almost finished except for writing the introduction… and I need your help to finish them.



Books in Progress:
  • Flags of the Holy Roman Empire 1545
  • Jost Amman’s Landsknechts
  • Town and Country 1517-1550
  • Schwabach Master Tailors Book
  • Fashions of the Ancestors: A Look at Fashion Worldwide Through the Photographer’s Lens 1840-1910
The purpose of this Patreon is to raise the funds to cover the expenses of producing the new books, videos and sewing patterns.
These range from (but aren't limited to)
  • ISBN number fees (each book needs two, one for print and one for EPub)
  • Hiring an editor
  • Commissioning a book layout artist
  • Paying image licensing fees
  • Captions on videos and livestreams 
  • Software license fees 

In return, I'll share all the things I've been working on with you:

  • Behind the scenes sneak peeks and sample chapters of the latest book
  • Early access to new videos
  • Research that doesn't quite fit into a book or blog post
  • Sewing and technology experiments as I work on creating digital sewing patterns and using 3D modeling software to test them
  • Beautiful or cool manuscripts and images I find and want to share
  • And lots of other neat things!


My first goal is raise the money for a one-time purchase of $575 to buy the next block of ISBN numbers. 
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When we get to 75 patrons across the $5 and up tiers, I'll start up a private patron-only Discord server
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 28 exclusive posts
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Images
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2
Polls
13
Writings
1
Video

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