Texas Ranch dresses

This year I received a commission from a museum in Texas for 3 mid 19th century dresses. Each are a variation of my unlined mid 19th century gown style(#1860BW). Fabric selection and sleeve styles were chosen by the interpreters! Enjoy!
mid 19th century Texas dress

historical ranch gown

Texas ranch dress

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.