Category Archives: 1890s

The Age of the Leisure Sports

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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New policies for 2016


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!

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



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Victorian Era corset

If I had to choose a FAVORITE garment for 2015, I believe I would choose this Victorian era overbust corset. I just LOVE this embroidered cotton twill. I purchased it quite a while ago specifically for corsets and have just now had an order that allowed me to use it!


I hope to make many more like it!

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This corset is headed to a museum group in Norway. For more information on these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at or email us at