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…

1880s era Straw Flower Pot Hat

It’s all 1880s around here these days! This fun little “flower pot hat” is perfect for a breezy summer afternoon! Made with the signature 1880s era squared off crown, an upturned brim adds playful charm. Trimmed in 100% plaid silk,…

1880s era Straw Bonnet

In between commissions, I made this lovely little straw 1880s era bonnet. The bonnet made for our recent 1880s era photoshoot was so much fun, I decided to create another- and this one is for sale on my website! Made…

First Snow

Snow is a bit a novelty in the American South. Large quantities are quite rare; however, even the lightest dusting can bring excitement beyond words. Our mountaintops are always the first to spy the flurrying of the cherished sky crystals.…

Rural Lady’s Better dress

This 1880s era gown was designed for a museum display in Michigan. It was styled to represent a rural woman’s “better” or “best” dress. It is a modified version of our Harvest Bustle gown. Made of 100% cotton, it is…