Carrie Midura has been sewing historical costumes for 24+ years. Most of her costume study has been independent in nature and she’s been fortunate to examine many original garments, including hundreds of pieces at a historical society in Massachusetts where she worked for nearly eight years. Since first getting involved in the revolutionary war hobby in 1999, her costuming energies have been primarily directed towards the second half of the eighteenth century, with occasional forays into the 1640s, 1690s, 1820s, and 1910s.
Her alter ego, Cherry Dawson, Milliner, was also her business name from 2004-2009. During that time, and with the help of vast quantities of coffee & several amazing interns, her every waking moment was spent creating accurate 18th century clothing for museum displays, living history staff, and reenactors. She’s still recovering from the resulting addiction to Starbucks’ caramel macchiatos.
Today, she spends most of her time teaching the art and craft of sewing to individuals of all ages. And researching or sewing the occasional costume for upcoming shenanigans!