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…

New historical fabric!

I am excited to announce we now have over 40 new styles of authentic reproduction cotton prints in stock! These prints are from textiles collections of the American Textile History Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, and Julie Rothermel’s Civil…

Historical replica fabric!

I am very excited to announce I have begun working with a new fabric vendor who specializes in reproduction period prints! Here are three new patterns now available in the studio!      From left to right: Two stripes suitable for 1830s…

Studio Friends

Last fall a groundhog whom I affectionately named Mr. Tiggly Winkles made a home under my studio. In the Spring, Mr. Tiggly Winkles emerged from his winter den and began nibbling on the grass surrounding my studio. Suddenly, another little…

Homespuns and calicos

A new batch of lovely homespuns and calicos have arrived in the studio just beckoning to be made into Civil War Era dresses, shirts, blouses, etc! The possibilities are endless. I’m ready for the Fall sewing season! Can’t wait to…