Half bonnet

Here’s a few images of our mid 19th century half bonnet created for a living historian in Ohio (#ML2). It just screams summer time with it’s bright royal blue check tails and white point d’esprit over straw! This bonnet style…

Historic Rugby

We recently made a trip up the road to Historic Rugby- a late 19th century English village in Northern Tennessee. Rugby was a planned settlement begun in the 1880s by and English gentleman by the name of Thomas Hughes. Although…

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…

Homesteader dress and bonnet

The majority of garments I create are custom made/custom order garments. This garment is a custom designed gown taken from the pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books. This gown will be worn for Laura Ingalls Wilder and American frontier interpretations.…

Texas Ranch dresses

This year I received a commission from a museum in Texas for 3 mid 19th century dresses. Each are a variation of my unlined mid 19th century gown style(#1860BW). Fabric selection and sleeve styles were chosen by the interpreters! Enjoy!