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Civil War Clothing Including 19th Century, Victorian, Garments and Costumes, Custom Made Just for You! Historic Clothier and Costuming for the entire family.

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Nearly 50 years have passed and I am still practicing my childhood pastime, sewing, now as a seasoned seamstress and dressmaker. A pastime I became to know as a given talent that had been passed on to me through my biological mother.

When I became restless, or banned to seclusion as a child growing up in a very small, very strict, religious community, Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee, during the 1960‘s and 1970‘s, the only way I could keep myself busy in these long lonely hours and days, was to teach myself to sew. I would get a needle and some thread along with some fabric or an old rag, drafting, designing and making clothes for my dolls' . By the age of eleven I moved up to making my own, and by the age of fourteen I was making clothing for customers. I now specialize in Civil War Reproductions for Re-enactors, Museums, and the Film Industry, with a long list of Clientele such as Wall to Wall Media/Texas Ranch House PBS Reality TV Production, Allen Albert Productions Broadway, NY, Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago, IL, MTV Networks, NY, Ohio Historical Society, including Our local Theatre Centers‘ and others.

Born in Watervliet, Michigan, and given up for adoption as an infant, becoming an abandoned child at the age 16, then put into the State’s care with the Department of Children’s Services. A desire for my real family, and a connection to my roots, brought out my second passion, Genealogy. With a lot of “Brick Walls” I soon learned that I did not have access to tracing my personal family tree, so I started doing “Genealogy Research” to help others, leading to 81 local cemeteries I have visited, making a journal, and recording them on an Internet page that I now maintain for Sequatchie County Genealogy and History, located for the Sequatchie Valley, and Sequatchie, Tennessee.

Thanks to some vary caring people, I now have met and know my biological mother, along with two siblings, uncles, aunts, and cousins, and I now have the opportunity to build relationships with those who share my biology. Maybe someday I will have this same opportunity to know my biological father’s family as well.

Today, I still have my passions, making my creations at home, sewing for customers, and sewing for a California Prop Company, and I am continuing to add local history and cemeteries to my Sequatchie County web page

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me. ~ Glenda Schroeder

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Photo by Angela Lewis

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My 18th Century Underpinnings have returned from Binghamton, New York. In the box were posters, booklets, and a CD of the Exhibit. Here are a few of the pictures that were returned with my Chemise and Short Stay outfit, that was on lend for this living history exhibit. For Additional Information Click Here

The Helen Keller statue depicts the moment when Anne Sullivan spelled "W-A-T-E-R" into the child's hand

The dress the 7 year old model wore was one of my creations, for the making of this Helen Keller statute. It was made by me (Glenda Schroeder) in July 2005. Helen Keller statue unveiled at US Capitol ~ October 7, 2009.

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Civil War Clothing Including 19th Century, Victorian

1850-1860 Day Dress

Civil War Clothing Including 19th Century, Victorian

Civil War Clothing Including 19th Century, Victorian

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Glenda Schroeder
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