The 1830s-1840s Brooks Dress

This Romantic Era dress was inspired by an original cotton American gown c. 1847 in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This transitional style gown features wide, yoked neckline and gathered front bodice. The short, fitted sleeves are…

Workwoman’s Guide Dress

I recently put together this 1840s era work dress based on drawings from the Workwoman’s Guide by a Lady. I used pattern #017 by Saundra Ros Altman of Past Patterns. The Workwoman’s Guide refers to the cut of this dress…

1838 transitional dress

Earlier this year we launched a new design- our Anne dress– a late 1830s/early 1840s transitional style gown. This dress is based off an original in the Tasha Tudor Collection and is a longer sleeve version of our Brooks dress.…

Introducing the Anne dress c. 1838

I am excited to announce the launch of our latest design- The Anne dress! The Anne dress is a transitional style gown that dates to the late 1830s-early 1840s and features a loose fitting bodice with yoke, an open neckline,…

Rural 1830s era dress

This young lady’s 1830s era rural dress with removable sleeves is made from a reproduction cotton print authentic to the period. This fashionable Romantic Era dress is designed for a young lady between the ages of 12 and 18. The…