Re: Period Clothing

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Posted by Carin on January 14, 1998 at 00:50:01:

In Reply to: Re: Period Clothing posted by Bill R. on January 13, 1998 at 15:45:58:

: Beth Gilgun has an ad in Muzzleloader magazine for her book(s) and frequently has articles in the mag too, concerning 18th century period clothing and patterns. Also the softcover book
: Distaff '76 has patterns for women's clothing etc, while the
: original 1776 clothbound book has some patterns for men's and womens clothing (includes a simple pattern for a hunting shirt as
: DDL wore.

: Blackpowder shops and suppliers also usually have patterns for sale (actual patterns not drawings in a book as above). Golden
: Age Arms is one such supplier.

: If you want I can email some addresses to you if you will send me
: an email to my home email clicking on the spot
: for emailing attached to this post.

: Bill R.

: : I'd like to find patterns and construction techniques, and information on styles for mid to late 18c. clothing. Any of you reinactors know of sources? (Bill?)

: : Thanx,
: : Victoria

Check out Amazon Drygoods, 2218 E. 11th St. Davenport Iowa.
They have a mail order catalog that has lots of patterns for period dress. 1-800-798-7979 (orders only), or 1-319-322-6800. Their Patterns of the Past Catalog runs about $5. You can also get some good reference books about period dress from their general catalog. Hope you're a good seamstress because period costumes are challenging! Good luck!
P.S. I'm pretty sure they have a website, though I don't know the address.


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