Mid 19th century homespun dress

Oh fabric. How I love you! Let me count the ways!


This is the second dress made from this fabric and I just cannot get enough of it! I love it more and more! Alas, when I purchased it, I only bought one bolt and now all but a few scraps have been stitched up.


This beauty is based upon our American South dress and is headed down to the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia! �I think the dress turned out just gorgeous! I hope they think so too!


You can view the other dress made from this fabric here.

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.