Bustle Era Straw Bonnet

This bustle era straw bonnet is inspired by drawings in French Fashion plates from the 1870s and 1880s. It is a Romanticized version of 18th century upper class caps (as was popular during this period) but with a 19th century…

1840s-1850s Drawn Bonnet

Wanting to keep my millinery skills fresh, I recently put together two matching silk drawn (or shirred) bonnets. Inspired by an original in the Henry Ford Collection, I was intrigued by the hybrid construction of this particular bonnet. My 100%…

The American South Dress

This mid 19th century sturdy work dress is an amalgamation of several homespun dresses prominent in the Southern part of the United States from about 1840 to 1870. Inspired by these original gowns, our American South dress is made of…