Girl’s 1830s era dresses

These two girl’s 1830s era dresses are part of a larger commission for Historic Exchange Place’s Junior Apprentice interpretation program in Kingsport, Tennessee. These garmentsrepresentthe clothing worn by the children inemerging frontier towns of early 19th century Appalachia.

Girl’s dress cut in the fashionable 1830s era style and made of gorgeous Turkey red reproduction print cotton.

Dress cut in the style of the late 1830s transitioning into the 1840s.

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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.