Category Archives: replica fabric

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

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!

Mid 19th century Bold print gown

This gown was created for client in a neighboring Southern state and was based upon an image of her great great grandmother. The original gown is made from a bold stripe on a dark background. (The client requested I do not share the original image). Working together, we settled upon this reproduction print as inspiration for the original gown.

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While black is the traditional choice for mid 19th century belting, I felt the darker tone would mute the beautiful coloring of this print. Therefore, I chose to create a crimson red cotton velveteen belt to offset the gorgeous jewel tones.  Also, extant gowns of this period show an affinity for bright, bold patterns and ornamentation.

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

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Gowns for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2014 finished up with a flurry of busyness!  One of our last projects for the year were these two American South dresses for the Oregon Shakespeare festival!

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The blue striped gown on the left is made from our authentic replica cotton prints. This “ticking” stripe gown is actually very lightweight and has a super soft hand! (Unlike the traditional canvas ticking you may be familiar with.)

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The gown on the right is made of high quality dress linen in nutmeg brown. It has GORGEOUS texture and a sturdy, lightweight body typical of flax. It stands out very nicely at the skirt with few petticoats underneath!

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Both gowns are finished off with large wooden buttons made right here in the USA! We left the hems unfinished so the costume department could adjust lengths. Both gowns will be altered to fit their respective actresses once they reach their final destination.

These gowns will be used in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s worldwide premiere of Fingersmith.

For more information about these gowns or any of our custom made garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or feel free to email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com