Posted by Victoria on January 14, 1998 at 08:28:49:
In Reply to: Re: Period Clothing posted by Carin on January 14, 1998 at 00:50:01:
Carin and Bill,
Thanks for the leads! I'll have to start with the easy patterns. I can hand and machine sew but they never did anything the ewasy way back then. I understand that there is also need for staying in period about the materials. (Linen, flax, wool, and not much cotton. I may still opt for cotton cause I prefer it so much.) BTW, Bill is multi-talented and can sew his own period clothes!)
In your debt,
:: : 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.
: : 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.
: : Bill R.
: 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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