Costume Recreation Pattern Sources

Truly Victorian

18925 John F. Kennedy Dr.

Riverside, CA. 92508

Late Victorian, American West, Gay 90's, Can-Can. Multi sized patterns 6-26

Smoke and Fire Co.

27 N.. River Rd.

Waterville, Ohio 43566

Carries too many patterns to list from Medieval, French & Indian War, Rev War, 1812, Regency

and some Civil War. Also carries shoes for Rev War, some jewelry, tentage and equipment for

historical re-enactment.

Folk Wear

Asheville, North Carolina

Period and ethnic patterns. Multi sized with pattern notes for authentic detailing.

AlterYears (Also known as Raiments)

3749 E Colorado

Pasadena, Ca.

They have their own line of pattern as well as sewing supplies, reference books and accessories

Notions and supplies

Amazon Dry Goods


Davenport, Iowa 52801-1518

Source for Victorian living. Carries trims, laces, shoes, clothing, toiletries, and household

accessories. General catalog $4.00


240 Wellington St.

Stratford, Ontario

Canada N5A2L6

Carries corsetry stays and metal boning for hoop skirts as well as patterns and fabrics

The Pillaged Village

Trims, books, middle eastern jewelry, and a lot of miscellania!!!

Cheep Trims

The name speaks for itself!

Beads, Buttons and Jewelry making Supplies:

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-2373

Carries beads, pearls, findings, tools, cabochons, and faceted gems. Seed beads and bugle beads

m bulk, Swarovski crystal, glues, hair sticks. And just about everything else.

Historical Wigs and Makeup

Lacy Costume Wigs

505 Eighth Ave 11th floor

New York, NY 10018


Historical and fantasy wigs, both wholesale and retail.

Web address available thru Google

Fantasy Headquarters

4065 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL. 60641

Historical Costuming'Pattern Guide

Source List of Books for Documentation

Historic Costume in Pictures by Braun & Schneider

Detailed line drawings from ancient Rome thru 18th Century

History of Costume by Kohler

Covers hairstyles, hats, and more thru the 19th century.

What People Wore by Douglas Gorsline

Detailed drawings from ancient Egypt to the early 20th century including the American West.

History of Underclothes by C. Willet & Phillis Cunningham

Line drawings and photographs of men's shirts, ladies chemises, corsets, crinolines, bloomers

and etc.

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince by Stella Mary Newton

Gives descriptions of clothing worn during the reign of Richard n 1340-1363 thru surviving

accounts from the royal courts and illuminated manuscripts.

Medieval Tailors’ Assistant by Sarah Thursfield

Establishes dates and defines wearing of specific garments of nobles and middle classes.

Patterns of Fashion by Janet Arnold

Three different books covering the years 1560-1620,1620-1860,1860-1940

Had on. Took with her

Descriptions of common l8th century clothing worn by runaway wives and servants.

Compounded from 18th century newspapers.(available from Smoke and Fire Co.)

The Frontier Rifleman by Richard B. Lacrosse

Revolutionary War era frontier clothing and accouterments.

Engravings by Hogarth

A study of 18th century English street life including "The Rake's Progress " and "The Harlot's

Progress ." Good documentation for anyone interested in the low and poor classes of the times.

Osprey Men-at-Arms Series

A selection of illustrated color and black and white pictures of military uniforms and

accoutrements from ancient times to present day. Available at most hobby and gamers’ stores