1830s sheer dress and cap

This project is for a client who previously ordered an Regency era gown and chemisette and found herself in need of a Romantic Era gown as well! I was very excited to find someone who shares my LOVE OF SHEER FABRICS and was very excited to finally get to work with this beautiful plum cotton voile I have had sitting patiently on my shelf waiting to become a gown!

1830s sheer day dress  1830s sheer dress  Romantic Era day dress

The underbody is fully lined in soft cotton muslin and has lots of hand stitched details!
Sheer day dress

I also created this vintage white voile day cap- perfect for 1830s wear!
Lady's day cap  Day Cap

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.