Gowns for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2014 finished up with a flurry of busyness! �One of our last projects for the year were these two�American South dresses�for the Oregon Shakespeare festival!


The blue striped gown on the left is made from our authentic replica cotton prints. This “ticking” stripe gown is actually very lightweight and has a super soft hand! (Unlike the traditional canvas ticking you may be familiar with.)


The gown on the right is made of high quality dress linen in nutmeg brown. It has GORGEOUS texture and a sturdy, lightweight body typical of flax. It stands out very nicely at the skirt with few petticoats underneath!


Both gowns are finished off with large wooden buttons made right here in the USA! We left the hems unfinished so the costume department could adjust lengths.�Both gowns will be altered to fit their respective actresses once they reach their final destination.

These gowns will be used in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s worldwide premiere of Fingersmith.

For more information about these gowns or any of our custom made garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or feel free to email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

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.