Bustle Era Straw Bonnet

This bustle era straw bonnet is inspired by drawings in French Fashion plates from the 1870s and 1880s. It is a Romanticized version of 18th century upper class caps (as was popular during this period) but with a 19th century…

The American South Dress

This mid 19th century sturdy work dress is an amalgamation of several homespun dresses prominent in the Southern part of the United States from about 1840 to 1870. Inspired by these original gowns, our American South dress is made of…

1875 serviceable dress

This 19th century day dress was designed for a house museum exhibit in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Inspired by an original gown in the Met, this cotton version is meant to celebrate the rural heritage of the now suburban community. A…