Sewing Resources

A page dedicated to all of my favorite & recommended historical sewing resources - enjoy!

Photograph by Stephen S.

High Quality Reenactor Goods:

Abraham's Lady
American Duchess: Historical Footwear
Anna Worden Bauersmith's Millinery Etsy Shop
Burnley & Trowbridge
The Dressmaker's Shop
Fashions Revisited
Fugawee: Historical Footwear
Originals by Kay
Regency Revisited
Timely Tresses
William Booth, Draper
Wooded Hamlet Designs/Needle & Thread

Fabrics & Trims:

Common Threads Quilting
Deb's Lace & Trims
Dharma Trading Company
Fabric Mart
Fashion Fabrics Club
Hancock's of Paducah
Homestead Hearth
Renaissance Fabrics - the source for cotton reproduction prints
Thousands of Bolts
Two Bees Fabric
Vogue Fabrics
Whittle's Fabrics

Historic Patterns:

Kannik's Korner
La Mode Bagatelle
Laughing Moon Mercantile
Past Patterns
Patterns of Time Etsy Shop
Sense & Sensibility Patterns
Truly Victorian Patterns
19th US Infantry: Women's Clothing - patterns from extant garments

Historic Costume Collections: 

Abiti Antichi - fabulous Italian costume collection
All the Pretty Dresses - a blog featuring extant garments from private collections
Augusta Auctions - auction house specializing in fashion & textile sales
Barrington House
Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Kent State Museum
Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
McCord (Montreal) Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Costume Institute (MET)
Mint Museum
OMG that dress! - tumblr blog for all things fashion & history
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Shelburne Museum
Valentine: Collection Database
Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
Vintage Textile

Stage & Film Costumes:

Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes
Enchanted Serenity of Period Films
Recycled Movie Costumes
Tirelli Costumi - collection of theatre, cinema & opera costumes

Other Resources: 

The Sewing Academy - living history advice, clothing patterns, a sewing forum & much more for beginners to experts!

My Pinterest Account: thousands of images gathered for research & inspiration!

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

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