Homespuns and calicos

calicos and homespun cotton fabric

A new batch of lovely homespuns and calicos have arrived in the studio just beckoning to be made into Civil War Era dresses, shirts, blouses, etc! The possibilities are endless.
I’m ready for the Fall sewing season! Can’t wait to see what these gorgeous earthy homespuns become!
(I am already scheming about saving that lovely pink and brown calico all for myself. I could use an new Civil War era day dress….. 🙂

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.