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
       Behind the Scenes: At the Kent State University 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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