Girl’s 1830s-1840s dresses

These 1830s-1840s era dresses were designed for a museum in Arkansas for their children’s interpretive center. These dresses open all the way down the back for ease of getting on and off and have small snaps on the bodice to attach the pinner aprons for a mix and match look. These dresses are made in 100% reproduction cotton prints and have button closures at the back.

Bright turkey red calico suitable for a girl age 5-7. Turkey red was a popular color in the 1830s!
Yellow calico cotton dress with 1830s gigot sleeves. Dress suitable for girls ages 7-10.
Dress with pinner apron.
Girl’s 1840s era dress of period reproduction cotton print. Suitable for girls ages 5-7.
1840s era dress with apron. Perhaps my FAVORITE from this collection!
Bold print 1840s era dress suitable for girls ages 7-10.
1840s era girl’s dress shown with pinner apron.
1840s era dress detail. Sweet little ribbon and lace adorn with 3/4 length close fitting sleeve.

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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.