Design inspiration: The Bustle Era

While browsing Etsy, I came across this beauty and it instantly caught my eye. Gorgeous in grey andthe design is fabulous. I love all the ruching going on it the bodice. I think I see a new design coming soon!


il_fullxfull.1002522132_7qg1 il_fullxfull.1049048293_71e7 il_fullxfull.1049048401_plj3 il_fullxfull.1049049281_sgy7Source: Lady Scarlett’s Vintage/Etsy shop

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.