Beacon’s Centennial Celebration – sewing my way through 100 years of History

Post #3This is a lovely fine linen/silk wedding dress from the 1920s.  It is just one of the styles I reproduce.  It is very fragile but the Fishkill Historical Society has allowed bring this treasure home to study and make a pattern.  It was donated to the FHS by the Post family along with many wonderful dresses that were handed down through the generations.  This dress can be reproduced for weddings —-wonderfully traditional for those who love the vintage/Victorian look.  Fine Irish linen with pin tuck and ruffle detail work.  French seams, imported lace trim and satin ribbon made to your exact measurements.

The DAR in Beacon (the Melzingah Chapter) has many wonderful dresses in their collection at the Madame Brett Homestead and they will have some of them on display later in April.  If you come to Beacon for any of the Centennial events – the first of which will begin on April 6th at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon – please stop at the Homestead for a tour and see some of the beauties they will have out on exhibit for a limited time.  I am busy making dresses for local historical society members who want to be the best dressed at all the Centennial activities we will be having over the next several months.

turn of the century day dresses

If you would like to purchase a turn of the century dress I would be happy to make you one.  Just call me for a brochure of various styles and colors. 845 549-3323

Sewing my way through history…Mary Ann




About nacientneedle

Lost Art Enthusiast: specifically sewing and needle work of all kinds. Hand Embroidery/Tapestry/Costumes/Quilting - love it!
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