New fabric and new ideas

I found a flash sale on some fantastic fabrics. These will not be part of my online fabric collection but instead reserved for some new designs I have planned.

Here’s a sneak peek (along with my ideas for what to make with them.)

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.47.23 PM1840s era gown with crimson cluny lace

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.57.47 PMAprons, shirts, children’s clothing. What CAN’T you make with gingham?

And who doesn’t LOVE red?

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.58.18 PMAprons/Utilitarian garment
Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 9.01.02 PMWork dress

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 9.03.25 PM1900s evening gown with black velvet trim


1880s bustle gown coupled with solid base fabric

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Boy’s trousers

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Regency gown

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.