200th anniversary Battle of New Orleans

The living history world has been all abuzz about the 200th anniversary Battle of New Orleans! Did you get to go? We did not, but many of our garments did! Here are some pelisses and redingotes we made for the Jean LaFitte National Park Service especially for this event!

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These regency era outer garments are made of wool and fully lined in medium weight cotton. I put hidden pockets in the front skirt just large enough to stash away a watch, some money, or even a cell phone!

This navy blue wool coat is my favorite 🙂

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 Trimmed in cotton velveteen

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I hope these coats kept the park rangers warm and toasty while looking their authentic best! See more of what we made for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans!

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For more information on these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.