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Suggested Costume Related Links

Here are of some of our favorite sites, and some links to those who have heavily supported our efforts. You will find some very educational and valuable sites and information. Have a good time!

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These links are offered solely as a courtesy to our web site visitors, and our customers. We assume no responsibility, or liability, for the business practices, or products, of companies linked to our site, either directly or indirectly, and recommend that you inquire with each company as to their policies prior to doing business with them.


Pattern Designers and Manufacturers

Past Patterns
"The Historical Pattern Company Dedicated to Accuracy"!
Publishers of very well documented, and reproduction 19th and 20th century historical clothing patterns, corset kits, and sellers of wonderful buttons! 
All patterns are now on-line, with secure order form.


Pattern, Cloth and Notions Merchants - Historical

Burnley & Trowbridge
Located in Williamsburg, VA
See their website for further contact information.
An excellent living history merchant, specializing in cloth for reproduction garments, patterns and notions.
See them at living history events. They also host sewing workshops.
Catalog with fabric swatches available.

Wm. Booth, Linen and Woolen Draper
 Located in northern Illinois.
See their website for further contact information.
The Midwest's connection to fine fabrics, patterns and notions for quality reproduction garments.
This business is owned by a long time living history family, and they are determined to help provide the right stuff at living history events and by mail order.
Be sure to browse their website and watch for them at events!

Wooded Hamlet Designs
This business was sold to Needle and Thread:
2215 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Their website is still available, but you will order from Needle and Thread.
They continue as a wonderful source for needleart tools & supplies, including silk ribbons, wool braids & tapes, trims, webbings, buttons and much more!
Needle and Thread has served the living history and modern sewing communities
at their shop for many years.

Smoke and Fire Company
Stop by their store in Waterville, Ohio, see them at many events,
or visit their on-line store!
Smoke and Fire offers many items for living history, as well as
a large stock of related books.


Pattern, Cloth and Notions Merchants - Other

Amazon Drygoods
Now under new ownership, and relocated to southeast Indiana.
They offer an amazing number of patterns and books, and some period accessories and shoes!
They now are developing and wonderful online shop - click the link above.
Their printed Pattern Catalogs were always extensive, but didn't include everything they offer.
There is even a section of interior design patterns for window treatments and pillows.
ASK them if you have special requests!

The new owners are long time living history enthusiasts, so are understanding of the needs specific to the hobbyist or professional.
If you were a previous customer, please give these folks your support in their attempt to carry-on one of the long standing suppliers to theater, film and living history.


Costume Resource Sites
These sites include all sorts of costume information, from lots of time periods and interests.

The Costumer's Manifesto
A well done costume related site, with links to various periods and ethnic related sites, as well as a discussion forum to post questions, a costume chat room, and links to costume sources! A great place to learn about costume - both historical and theatrical!

Milieux, The Costume Site
A fun place to visit - lots of links to lots of costume related sites!

The Costume Page
An index to costume and costume related sites for all sorts of costumers.

The Costume Gallery
Some interesting links - some commercial, some educational.

The Costume Society of America
The professional association of costume historians, curators, designers, educators, etc.
Contains listings of exhibits, activities, and other interesting costume information.


Reproduction Clothing Sources

K & K Mercantile
For Civil War era, custom made clothing and leather goods.
Located near Springfield, Ohio.