Bustle era gown

This bustle era gown is our Amelia dress. This gown was completely customized by the client. The client chose the cotton dress fabric and requested�the over bustle to be made of contrasting natural linen.


In an effort to tie the contrasting linen swag to the gown fabric, I made the gown collar and cuffs in linen as well. I also added the beige trim on the bodice to connect the two pieces. My favorite accent of this gown are the painted glass buttons sewn down the center front of the gown.


This gown is headed to a museum in Canada. 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

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.