Category Archives: 1870s

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. -REVISED 2018- ALL FABRIC SALES ARE ACTIVE!

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!

Southern Boy’s suit

This mid 19th century era boy’s suit is in the collection of The American Textile Museum. It is a fabulous example of what boys past the breeching age were wearing in the American South.

Notice how the shirt buttons to the trousers’ waistband. This construction style originates in the late 18th/early 19th century with the introduction of the skeleton suit (a style specifically designed for children). This mid 19th century version is neat and non fussy, allows for minimal fabric waste, and maximum freedom of movement. Garment details as follows:

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Maker/Author: Brockman, Ann Elizabeth

Place Made: USA: VA, Charlottesville

Date Made: 1865-1867

Description:
Suit; cotton, includes a shirt (A) of red and white gingham check, and trousers (B) of blue and white ticking. Shirt (A), rounded neck. Center front opening with seven white buttons. Long sleeves with banded cuffs, single button closure. Banded waist with seven buttons used to attach trousers. Trousers (B), banded waist with ten buttonholes. Side pockets on either hip.

New design! 1870s dress

Just out of the studio! Our NEW 1870s ERA RURAL DRESS!

This gown features a loose fitting bodice, bell shaped sleeves and a full skirt cut in the 1870s era style! Made of authentic 100% cotton print, this dress is brand new for the 2015 season!

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

1860s Glengarry cap

While browsing Ebay, I can across this gorgeous ORIGINAL 1860s era glengarry cap. Made of straw, this style cap was the highest of fashion and most likely came from Europe. Take a look at the intricate detailing of the beadwork trim and fantastic straw floral embellishments! A beautiful example of a period glengarry!

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This item was found on Ebay July 27, 2015 with an asking price of $165.00

Victorian Era bonnet

This light weight half bonnet is a great choice for ladies not wanting to wear a full bonnet. Our Victorian era straw bonnet is open at the back and allows room for showing off curls, braids, and other lavish hairstyles. It is features millinery wire at the base and brim to allow adjustability in fit and shape. Our half bonnet is one of our most popular styles.

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This black lace half bonnet is headed for a client in Oregon. If you would like more information about how to order a bonnet like this, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

 

Mid 19th century day dress

This gown is our American South dress and is a popular choice for every day wear for the 1840s-1870s. It is shown over our standard petticoat and features wooden buttons down the center front. We created a matching straw half bonnet (ML2) to complete the ensemble.

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Mid Century Boy’s Clothing

We recently completed two sets of trousers, shirt, and suspenders for a museum in Norway. You can find more information about our historical children’s clothing at www.maggiemayfashions.com

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If you would like more information about our clothing, please feel free to visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or contact us at info@maggiemayfashions.com