These two early 19th century dresses are for the Junior Apprentice Program at Historic Exchange Place in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Intended to represent the diverse sartorial heritage of this original stagecoach stop, these two dresses embody the spirit of pioneers who headed west into what was then the untouched wilderness of Eastern Tennessee.
Cut in the style of the 1820s-1830s, this bold print gown follows the fashion trends of children in the East. Made of 100% replica print cotton, this gown is made for a girl under the age of 15.
This 1840s era dress is made for a teen girl and features a lined bodice, separate sheer cotton collar and removable bow. It is made of 100% replica print cotton fabric with a contrasting hem protector.
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These two bold and bright 1830s era gowns are part of a large commission headed to a museum in Pennsylvania. These dresses are made of 100% replica print cotton with large Gigot sleeves tapered to the wrist. The bodices are fully lined in muslin and button down the front for ease of dressing. The skirt is approximately 130″ wide and is hemmed to the ankle. The neckline and sleeves seams are piped with self made trim.
These two gowns also include a contrasting1830s era pinner apron. This gown can be worn as a work dress with the apron or with a matching belt (not shown) for dressier occasions.
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These three dresses are headed to the C&O National Historical Park in Cumberland Maryland. These dresses are inspired by the movement West after the American Civil War. They are made of high quality, replica print cotton. The bodices and sleeves are fully lined.
The skirt is cut longer in the back to accommodate a small bustle pad.
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This series of garments was created for The Maryland Military Museum’s 2017 exhibit on Johns Hopkins Base 18 and WWI era nurse Bessie Baker.
After looking at several original images of Bessie Baker both prior to and during the War, I decided upon this design for her uniform.
The design of her uniform is actually a blend of her prewar nursing uniform, her war era uniform, an illustration found in a WWI era recruitment poster, and an extant JHH gown in the collection of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Archives.
Her cape is drawn directly from this one in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Archives.
In addition, I also created a nurse’s cap, armband, and located a pair of black shoes in the style of the pair shown in this period illustration.
This was by far my most heavily researched commission for 2016 but also one of the most fascinating.
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This lovely gown is headed to an interpreter in Virginia at historic Mount Vernon. This is our Camille dress in a lovely indigo blue Cocheco Mills reproduction cotton print.
Under the gown is our chemisette in vintage white cotton lawn.
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