These two mid 19th century yoked front dresses were made for a museum in Arkansas for their children’s hands on exhibit. This style of dress was popular from about 1840 through the 1860s and was prominent in the American South. These two dresses are made from period reproduction cotton prints and are suitable for girls ages 4-13. They open all the way down the back to accommodate ease of trying on and close with buttons.
We also made this close fitting straw bonnet to accompany this collection. This style bonnet was worn by girls from the 1840s through the 1860s. We constructed it in an easy to clean, durable way (without ties) to allow multiple young visitors to try on this darling little bonnet while at the museum.
For more information about these custom designed historical children’s clothing or any of our historical fashions, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
We are excited to share with you images from our first ever photoshoot!
Inspired by the images of illustrator, writer, and historical clothing collector Tasha Tudor, this photoshoot highlights one of our most popular styles- The American South dress.
(Image courtesy Goodreads)
Tasha Tudor was born in Boston in 1915. A far cry from rural Southern Appalachia, Tudor’s fascination with past and commitment to a simpler life resonates regardless of geographic location. Tudor was an avid historical clothing collector who was often photographed wearing her original pieces. One can see the influence of her collection in her illustrations as the characters’ clothing is highly detailed and authentic.
Our American South dress was inspired by an original homespun gown from North Carolina dating to 1860. We have modified the design of our gown to encompass the every day silhouette of the American South from the 1840s through 1870. Our American South dress is a style that was consistent throughout rural America and is one of our most popular designs. It is shown over a chemise and one extra full petticoat and worn with an bib front apron.
Come take a stroll with us through Southern Tennessee as we gather walnuts mid 19th century style!
Thank you to the beautiful Jessica for modeling!
For more information about Maggie May Clothing and our historical clothing designs, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
Well now. I bet that heading got your attention! Never fear! We here at Maggie May Clothing are NOT retiring… but some of our designs are!
Beginning in January 2018, The Godey Dress and The Varina dress, along with a few other styles will be taking to the closet as we make room for fresh new designs from the Georgian era through the 1920s! Keep your eyes peeled throughout the Spring and Summer as we unveil our exciting new projects!
The Godey dress was wildly popular for many years! Several versions of this lovely blue gown are scattered across the United States!
The Varina Dress was originally created for a film in 2008! It was well suited for the early teen actress we designed it for.
In addition, the following garments will be retired beginning January 2018. These designs will no longer be available for custom order.
This boy’s cotton sack coat is headed to Historic Exchange Place in Kingsport, Tennessee and is indicative of the styles worn by teen boys throughout 19th century Southern Appalachia.
This sack coat is made of heavy weight plain weave brushed cotton in a natural green and is lined in roller printed cotton. The interior features a single patch pocket and four large wooden buttons close the front of the coat.
The cut of this coat is universal and would have been worn for outdoor work or as a dress coat.
For more information about this teen boy’s sack coat or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
These two styles of girl’s petticoats were popular during the early to mid 19th century. Our mini corded petticoat is a girl- size version of our women’s corded petticoat and was worn by children from the 1820s through the 1870s. It is made of checked cotton cloth and is meant to replicate the “recycling” of older adult garments into children’s clothing.
The starched and tucked cotton petticoat is a standard in children’s undergarments and would have been worn from childhood into the teenage years. (Shown layered over the corded petticoat in the 1840s style).
For more information about these petticoats or any of our historical clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
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.
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 email@example.com