Elizabeth Stewart Clark & Company

Welcome To…

Great Auntie Maude’s 

Curious Compendium of Mid-19th Century Knowledge!

… Otherwise known as That Place With Free Stuff, cordially presented by everyone’s favorite Great Auntie Maude. She’s that quiet voice in your head, reminding you to sit up straight, but she’s still able to leap moderately-sized puddles in a graceful, firmly-corseted bound.

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Projects for Accessories From

Fanciful Utility

by Anna Worden Bauersmith

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More Free Fanciful Utility Projects are On the Way in 2018!


Projects for Women From

The Dressmaker’s Guide

by Elizabeth Stewart Clark

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 Free Dressmaker’s Guide Index Here!

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Just Wait ’til You See What’s In Store in 2018!

Living History Articles

Coming Soon:

Creating a Citizen’s Space: Writing Guidelines

Articles & Projects For Families

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About The Sewing Academy
With a focus on the 1840-1865 era, The Sewing Academy is your home on the (internet) range for resources to help you meet your living history goals!

Elizabeth Stewart Clark has been absorbed by the mid-19th century for over 20 years. She makes her home in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, four children (from wee to not-so-wee), far too many musical instruments, and five amusing hens.

Email Elizabeth Or call 208-523-3673 (10am to 8pm Mountain time zone, Monday through Saturday)
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