Category Archives: 1890s

Custom Victorian Era corsets

These two Victorian Era corsets are part of a large commission headed to a museum in Pennsylvania. These lightweight corsets are ideal for daily wear while still maintaining their shape and allowing for flexibility and movement.

For more information about these custom made victorian era corsets or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com.

Girl’s Bustle era dress

This sweet little bustle era dress is more costume than history but is absolutely adorable!
The little girl this dress was made for lovingly dubbed it her, “oreo” dress.

So sweet!
For more information about this gown or any of our custom made historical clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Salvation Army Bonnet

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A rare piece of history! An original Salvation Army bonnet (images from Ebay). c. 1880s.

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The Salvation Army began in London in 1865 as a mission organization. According to the History Channel,

“The Christian Mission, in which women were given ranks equal with men, launched ‘campaigns’ into London’s most forsaken neighborhoods. Soup kitchens were the first in a long line of various projects designed to provide physical and spiritual assistance to the destitute. In the early years, many in Britain were critical of the Christian Mission and its tactics, and the members were often subjected to fines and imprisonment as breakers of the peace.”

The first Salvation Army mission opened in the United States in 1880. The Salvation Army is still in existence today and has operations in over 75 countries.

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ref: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salvation-army-founded

Gilded Age costume

This Edwardian era ensemble is headed to Maryland for a production of The Lady with the Little Dog.

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This costume is made of iridescent steel grey taffeta with a velvet and satin jacket. The dress uses a hidden zipper closure at the center back to allow for quick wardrobe changes.

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Overall, this gown turned out quite gorgeous and pays homage to the end of the Gilded Age.

For 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

 

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

1890s skirt and shirtwaists

Two of our commissions for 2015 included 2 sets of 1890s era skirt and shirtwaist combinations. These four garments went to two separate museums.

1890s11890s4The first 1890s skirt and shirtwaist are made of 100% lightweight cotton. Lightweight fabric was requested due to high heat and humidity in the region where this historical ensemble will be used. The client specifically requested a solid grey skirt with lighter tone shirtwaist.
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The second skirt and shirtwaist is made of both cotton and wool. The shirtwaist is made from 100% cotton shirting reprinted from a late 19th century pattern. And the skirt is a medium weight crimson wool. The client specifically requested a skirt in a deep red hue.

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