Posted by Carol on January 14, 1998 at 09:28:18:
In Reply to: Re: Period Clothing posted by Victoria on January 14, 1998 at 08:28:49:
: 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.
: : Carin
Here's some other sources. 1.Pegee of Williamsburg, Patterns From Historie, PO Box 127, Dept. S, Williamsburg, VA 23187-0127. 2.Raiments, P.O. Box 93095, Pasadena, CA 91109 (818)7977-2723. 3. Harper House,P.O. Box 39,Dept. SNSP-5, Williamstown, PA. 17098 (717)647-7807. Amazon(Carin's suggestion) is good. Their staff is very helpful if you have any questions. If you're not an experienced seamstress, Amazon might be your best bet. Hope that helps. Happy sewing!
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