Civil War era day dress

We recently completed an 1860s era gown with matching straw bonnet for a client headed to an anniversary event this summer. This gown is based upon our Godey dressand features vintage ribbon trim. The bonnet is our ML6 (Straw bonnet).



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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.