& Historic Reproductions
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Wedding gown of silk peau de soie and Alençon lace. The gown is supported by a corselette made of net reinforced with spiral steel boning, twill tape, and cotton batting.
Digitally printed on silk charmeuse, this design was inspired by Art Nouveau stained glass. The design was engineered to fit the pattern pieces, creating a shaped design that crosses seam lines.
The fabric for this dress was digitally printed on cotton sateen using a repeat print derived from a Chihuly glass sculpture. The dress was designed using a combination of draping, drafting, and flat pattern.
This dress features an engineered digital print on cotton sateen, accented with applique and three-dimensional fabric flowers made from a scrap of antique organdy. The design was inspired by and adapted from a Louis Tiffany stained glass window.
This dress, constructed of multiple layers of sheer cotton with tucks and cotton lace, integrated elements from an antique wedding gown that belonged to the bride's great-grandmother. The antique dress was carefully deconstructed so that it can be resewn if the owners ever wish to restore the original.
This retro batik dress was constructed from a commercial sewing pattern. It features elasticized shirring, boning, and cotton batting as a bust support.
This maternity dress was constructed from a rare 1942 Vogue pattern to illustrate and test the evolution of expansion techniques used in mid-twentieth-century maternity clothing.
This maternity blouse and skirt, made of cotton with a cotton pique collar and silk ribbon accent, were constructed from a 1939 Simplicity sewing pattern to illustrate and test the evolution of expansion techniques used in mid-twentieth-century maternity clothing.
This reproduction maternity dress was constructed from a 1945 sewing pattern to illustrate and test the evolution of expansion techniques used in mid-twentieth-century maternity clothing.
This reproduction 1920s robe de style was created using an original sewing pattern of the period. The flowers are modeled from originals in the University of Georgia collection; they are made from deadstock millinery stamens and cotton organdy. White cotton organdy was dyed to achieve the desired colors.
This bra was made in cut-and-sew foam, powermesh, Duoplex, and nylon stretch lace from a commercial pattern.
An 1860s reproduction taffeta dress with removable collar and cotton undersleeves.