Dress for Kenosha, WI Civil War Museum

A few years ago, I teamed up with Boston Productions to create a series of 1860s era gowns for their film project in conjunction with the 1863 Raid on Indiana exhibit for Conner Prairie. Flash forward to 2013 and now teaming up with AMP Agency, here is a gown created for the Kenosha, WI Civil War Museum. The fabric selections were made by the film production team and the design is by us. Gown is shown and will be worn over an elliptical cage crinoline and overpetticoat, chemise, and corset.


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.