Research- upcoming 1890s project

I am currently doing research on the dress styles of rural American women in the 1890s. I will be designing clothing based upon garments from photographs. Here are a few favorites:


Source:Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection, NDIRS-NDSU, Fargo.Modifications Jone Lewis 2001.


Source: University of Nebraska- Lincoln


Source: Conneticut Historical Society


Source: Old Photos


Source: Ohio Historical Society

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.