Girl’s 19th century rural dresses

Wow! What a wonderul year this has been thus far! We’ve been busy sewing! sewing! sewing! and to date have completed over 125 garments just in the past three months! As a result, I have been a little behind on blogging about our recent projects but I promise to catch up soon!

We just finished a really sweet project headed to New South Wales- Australia! This commission consisted of three 19th century girl’s rural dresses with aprons, matching bonnets for each, and three adorable little flounced petticoats!

These girls are going to be the hit of the show perched upon the back of their period wagon!

Girl's 19th century rural dress with apron

Girl's 19th century rural dress

This dress pattern is based upon a gown I designed last year for Turner Exhibits Inc. for Lake Roosevelt National Park.

Girl's 19th century rural dress with apron

Girl's prairie bonnet
Girl's flounced petticoat

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.