Bustle gown

This month, we made a early 20th century walking suit for a museum in Kentucky. The interpreter portrays a suffragette and asked for two long hidden pockets in the back of her skirt to hide clubs in! Apparently, these ladies carried long narrow billy clubs to protect themselves! Wow!

We also made a pretty brown and pink half bonnet for a customer in New South Wales to go with this dress purchased off myEtsy site.

1880s bustle sporting dress

I list several of my in stock/ready to ship items there along with my historical replica prints. Please stop by and check out our latest ready made items when you have time. I also list other in stock merchandise here on my website. All items are current so no worry if any of the items are still available!

On a last note, my Canon DSLR was lost when I was in a hurry to ship some orders this month. With it went all the photos of these two projects. For now, I will be using my little Nikon CoolPix pocket camera until I can replace my Canon.

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.