Girl’s zouave dress

My final two garments for the Dreadful Sorry film commission are completed and on their way to South Carolina! In all, I completed 12 garments for this production! Some of the garments I did not snap photos of were a toddler’s white bonnet and a boy’s straw boater (hat). But as promised,  here are some images of the completed 1860s era zouave dress along with a black velvet short cape the actress will be wearing as well.

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Girl’s 1860s era zouave dress is not shown over the period crinolinegirl's black velvet victorian cape

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.