Charlotte Bronte Gown

This gown is based upon an original 1847 dress in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I first drafted and created this gown to wear to a living historian conference in June of 2013. The fabrics for this gown were selected by the client. It will be worn in a theatrical production set in the Romantic Era. The actress will be portraying Charlotte Bronte. The gown is shown over a corded petticoat and 2 standard petticoats.

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About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.