Historic Oakley House gown

We recently completed a Late Regency era gown and shift for Audubon State Historic Site in Louisiana. Working with their interpretive ranger, I came up with this gown.She requested, three quarter length fitted sleeves. No ruffles. And preferably no green trim.

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This gown will be used for interpretation at the historic Oakley House (c. 1806)- once home to famous naturalist and artist John James Audubon.


I think it came out quite lovely. It is ultra feminine, light as a feather, and just perfect for a breezy Louisiana summer afternoon!

For more info about this gown or any of our custom designed garments, pleasevisit ourcatalogor email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

You can learn more about Oakley House and Audubon State Historic Park here:http://audubonstatehistoricsite.wordpress.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.

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