civil war gowns

As of 2012, I am no longer making historical clothing. If you would like, please check out my other website, where I sell my own clothing designs.


Welcome to The Graceful Lady: Women's 1860s Clothing. This is a historical dressmaking business specializing in women's clothing from the Civil War era. Every article of clothing is made with the utmost care and precision to detail. I am very particular about authenticity of the garments and try my best to make them the way they were made over 140 years ago. Please take a moment to look around. If you have any questions or comments, you may email me at