1880s shopkeeper’s dress

This 1880s era shop keeper’s dress is actually our Harvest Bustle gown made up in a gorgeous vibrant grape cotton print pulled from the textile collection at the V&A.

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Our Harvest bustle gown is based upon an original in my collection and is headed to a museum group in Bergen, Norway.

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

1830s era transitional gown

This custom made gown is our Charlotte gown made for a museum in Pennsylvania. It is shown over our corded petticoat and standard petticoat.

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Our Charlotte gown is a transitional gown- meaning it has characteristics of 1830s era gowns but has features found in the 1840s as well. This gown was chosen by the museum’s program director because they needed a versatile early mid 19th century interpretive piece.

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We will be finishing a corset, chemise, day cap, and chemisette in the near future to complete this gown in appropriate late 1830s era style.

For more information about this gown or any of our custom made garments, please visit our main website.

New fabric and new ideas

I found a flash sale on some fantastic fabrics. These will not be part of my online fabric collection but instead reserved for some new designs I have planned.

Here’s a sneak peek (along with my ideas for what to make with them.)

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Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.57.47 PMAprons, shirts, children’s clothing. What CAN’T you make with gingham?

And who doesn’t LOVE red?

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1880s bustle gown coupled with solid base fabric

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Boy’s trousers

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Regency gown

Gilded Age costume

This Edwardian era ensemble is headed to Maryland for a production of The Lady with the Little Dog.

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This costume is made of iridescent steel grey taffeta with a velvet and satin jacket. The dress uses a hidden zipper closure at the center back to allow for quick wardrobe changes.

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Overall, this gown turned out quite gorgeous and pays homage to the end of the Gilded Age.

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

 

Crinolette

We recently completed this shortened cage crinoline for the Oregon Shakespeare’s production of “The Wiz.” This garment is actually based upon a mid 1850s era crinolette.

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Our cage is made of coated steel encased in cotton twill. The cage has a 29″ waist and is 90″ at its fullest circumference.

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

Girl’s 1830s era dresses

Pictured below are two of the four 1830s era girl’s dresses we made for a hands on interpretive exhibit for Washington on the Brazos National Park in Texas.

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We modified our design so that children of many sizes can simply step into the dress with ease. The garments are also completely machine sewn with reinforced seams to provide years of use.

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We made simple pull over aprons (based upon an original 1830s era garment) for each dress.

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

Boy’s 1830s era frock coats

We recently completed 4 sets of boy’s 1830s era frock coats and contrasting cotton vests for Washington on the Brazos National Park. They’re just adorable (in my opinion!)

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