Category Archives: 1840s

Mid 19th century boy’s plaid suit

This boy’s shirt, trousers, and waistcoat is suitable for mid 19th century middle class attire. It is made of plaid cotton suiting and wooden buttons. The shirt is muslin with wooden buttons as well. This boy’s ensemble is headed to a museum group in Bergen, Norway.

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For more information about this suit or any of our historical children’s clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us a info@maggiemayfashions.com

1840s afternoon gown

This 1840s era afternoon gown is our Brooks dress and is headed to a museum group in Bergen, Norway. This gown is made of 100% cotton. This gown is based upon an original cotton American gown in the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is featured in last year’s cinematic production of Cinderella starring Lily James.

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Fore more information about this gown or any of our custom made garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

1830s era transitional gown

This custom made gown is our Charlotte gown made for a museum in Pennsylvania. It is shown over our corded petticoat and standard petticoat.

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Our Charlotte gown is a transitional gown- meaning it has characteristics of 1830s era gowns but has features found in the 1840s as well. This gown was chosen by the museum’s program director because they needed a versatile early mid 19th century interpretive piece.

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We will be finishing a corset, chemise, day cap, and chemisette in the near future to complete this gown in appropriate late 1830s era style.

For more information about this gown or any of our custom made garments, please visit our main website.

Men’s Historical Shirts!

We have shirts! Men’s shirts! This style of shirt was worn from the 1840s through the end of the 19th century! Email us today for current availability!

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Men’s high quality white cotton shirt with wooden buttons- $42.00 plus S&H

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Men’s homespun shirt with wooden buttons- $58.00 plus S&H

Girl’s 1850s era clothing

We made these mid 19th century girl’s garments for The Andrew Johnson Homeplace for their education and interpretation programming. Sizing is for girls ages 12-14.

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For more information about our historical children’s garments or any of our custom made clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com.

Early 1840s gown

This late 1830s-early 1840s era smocked gown was made for a production at the Santa Fe Opera. It is 100% cotton with a muslin lined bodice and sleeve. The smocking is all done by machine and the skirt unhemmed as it will be fitted at the costume shop.

A gorgeous example of a transitional era gown!

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For more information about this gown or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com!

New policies for 2016

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Wow! We’ve had an amazing year! I feel like I say that at the end of every year, but 2015 really turned out to be one of our busiest of all time! I estimate over the course of the past 12 months, we stitched over 1200 yards of fabrics and completed over 300 garments! We lead 2 hands on workshops and gave 8 historical clothing presentations! What a year!

Looking ahead, we will be instituting a few new policies. As our markets and clientelle change, so must we. Effective January 1, 2016, we will be changing a few of our requirements. So here goes:

1. All film commissions will require payment in full at the time of order. Orders not paid in full within 10 days of order date will be subject to cancellation.

2. Effective January 1, 2016 a design fee will be added to production estimates for custom designed projects to cover the cost of pattern drafting, sizing, mock ups, and research (if applicable). Our design fee begins at $75.00 per design and is subject to change based upon individual projects (i.e. the more complicated the design, the higher the design cost).

3. Beginning in January, established clientelle will have priority completion dates. One of our biggest compliments is a returning customer and we would like to say thank you by offering priority scheduling.

4. Our reproduction fabric will now be dedicated exclusively to creating our custom historical garments. Any available yardage will be offered for immediate purchase on our IN STOCK page.

5. Our production calendar runs from January 2- May 31 and September 2- December 20. This allows us to spend our summer months conducting workshops, giving lectures, and attending conferences. All orders placed at the end of our production calendar will receive first priority at the beginning of the consecutive production season. We ship IN STOCK garments year round.

And just a gentle reminder:

All Maggie May Clothing images are protected under creative copyright and may not be shared or published in any way without written consent. This applies to our main website, our Etsy shop, and all affiliated social media sites.

Thanks and we look forward to another fabulous year of historical fashion!