Great weekend finds!

This past weekend, I visited the local used bookstore. I always cruise through the fashion section to see if they have any books on historical clothing or textiles. This particular bookstore used to have a section dedicated exclusively to historical clothing, but since it is not a big genre for them anymore, they did away with it a few years ago. So now I typically skim the fashion/cosmetology section in hopes of finding something useful. This week I did!
I am always looking to expand my historic textile knowledge so I picked up a few books on the subject.  My most exciting find was Queen of Fashion. It has been on my “books to read list” for quite some time.
I also visited a local children’s consignment sale. It is a HUGE sale and only happens a few times a year. I found these adorable navy blue suede mary-jane style shoes for my little girl. They are made by Gap and are perfectly authentic for historic impressions. She can wear these with any of her 1800-1890s dresses!
Overall, it was a great weekend for great finds!

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.

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