Mid 19th century day dress

This gown is our American South dress and is a popular choice for every day wear for the 1840s-1870s. It is shown over our standard petticoat and features wooden buttons down the center front. We created a matching straw half bonnet (ML2) to complete the ensemble.


midcentbonnet1midcentbonnet2This gown, bonnet, and petticoat are headed to a museum in Canada. If you would like more information about our American South dress, petticoat, or bonnet, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfahions.com or 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.