Costume Recreation Pattern Sources
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
Asheville, North Carolina
Period and ethnic patterns. Multi sized with pattern notes for authentic detailing.
AlterYears (Also known as Raiments)
3749 E Colorado
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.
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!!!
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
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
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