Our latest commission was for a Civil War era/1860s very merry Christmas gown inspired by theWhite cotton walking dress
with black soutache braid work (c. 1862) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The gown is made of emerald green shot silk coupled with a festive holiday plaid taffeta. The bodice buttons down the front with “pearl” buttons and the jacket has an ornate silver clasp. The bodice is fully lined in white muslin and the skirt buttons at the side with a single button.
A gown that will inspire holiday cheer for sure!
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. View all posts by Susan