Category Archives: Regency era

A gown for Mount Vernon

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.

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

Early 19th century apron

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!

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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.

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!

Velvet regency bonnet

Finishing off a commission for Jean LaFitte National Park in New Orleans is this fabulous red velveteen regency bonnet. This bonnet features vintage trim and was made to correspond with a spencer jacket and redingdote made previously for their 200th anniversary celebrations. Enjoy!

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

Lotsa Lotsa Regency bonnets

All headed to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park in New Orleans! These four straw bonnets were created in celebration of their 200th anniversary events! Each features a variety of trims with silk sashes.

Nothing spells happiness more than a delicious straw bonnet! Enjoy!

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For more information about these Regency era bonnets or any of our custom historical hats, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com and click on our millinery link!

Round gown

This late 18th century gown is inspired by the styles worn in the 1790s. The dress design and colors all harken back to the portraits of Vigee LeBrun and her connection with femininity.

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This dress is based upon our Marie dress and was designed for stage and a client who has ordered multiple garments in the past. The dress body is cotton and the peach accents are vintage grosgrain taffeta.

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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

Early 19th century day caps

These two early 19th century day caps were made for a museum group in Norway. One features a delicate white work ruffle and the other a cotton lace/ribbon trim. These day caps are meant to be worn during the day inside without any other head wear. They are not meant to be worn under bonnets and do not include ties at the brim.

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The back of the caps are hand gauged to create the desired “pouf” at the crown.

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For more information on these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Homespun Regency

As part of a large order made for a museum group in Norway, we created this stunning Regency era gown of homespun blue and tan cotton. I created bias trim on both the skirt and the bodice to create visual interest in both the top and bottom sections of the gown.

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The gown is made from our Camille dress and would be ideal for a rural regency era impression.

For more information on these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com