This reproduction women’s denim jacket is a custom designed/custom commissioned 1850s era piece based on this original in the collection of FIT.
Working with the client, we decided upon a darker denim and a full quilted cotton lining.
The jacket features wooden buttons and lots of hand- stitched details. I chose to use a bright, white thread to showcase the stitching.
You can view the jacket in action here!
For more information about this jacket or any of our custom commissions, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
I am excited to announce our latest design! New for 2017!
An 1870s era bustle!
Inspired by these extant dress improvers.
For more information about our new 1870s bustle, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com
A rare piece of history! An original Salvation Army bonnet (images from Ebay). c. 1880s.
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.
I came across this original early 19th century women’s work apron while doing a little research for a project. The cut follows the idea of the long narrow silhouette of the 1800s and the fabric detailing gives much information about the nature of work garments. I hope you find it interesting as well!