Costume Research
Patterns & Instructions
Recommended Reading

Online Costume Resources:
Costume Classroom–online costume classes
Connecticut Historical Society Costume & Textile Collection
Eighteenth Century Resources -- Art, at Rutgers, maintained by Jack Lynch
Glossary of 18th Century Costume Terminology, courtesy of Sue Felshin
NWTA Web Site, including patterns
Sally Queen Associates–excellent online articles
LACMA Collections Online
Karen Augusta Antique Lace & Fashion
Meg Andrews Antique Costume and Textiles
Memorial Hall Museum
Monmouth Caps: Two articles (1) and (2)
Musées des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs de Lyon
Netherlands Centraal Museum
Babette's Living History Links -- extensive list of links

Online Articles, Newspapers, etc.:
Accessible Archives, Inc. -- subscription service; allows one to search old newspaper records
Adams Family Papers
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
Caps article on marquise.de (in German)
Colonial Connecticut Records
Eurodocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
The Federalist Papers
Gunston Hall Plantation Online -- see their online probate records for Virginia and Maryland
The Internet Library of Early Journals
Library of Congress
National Archives
Project Gutenberg -- thousands of books online
San Antonio College LitWeb Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature Index
Thomas Jefferson's Papers
Virginia Runaways Homepage

Online Artwork:
CGFA Online Art Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
La Couturiere Parisienne -- searchable database of artwork
The Wallace Collection
The Web Gallery of Art
See also Using 18th c. Art for Costume Research on marquise.de

A Few of my Favorite Things:
Burnley & Trowbridge -- their catalog isn't online yet, but it's worth sending for a copy
Carl Giordano, Tinsmith -- reproductions of period tinware
Goose Bay Workshops -- reproductions of period copperware and other goods that just make your campsite or historic site look "right"
Family Heirloom Weavers -- source of historic textiles, including linsey-woolsey
Rabbit Goody -- source of reproduction textiles
RevList Merchants Page -- I can't possibly list all of the 18th c. sutlers (merchants) out there, so here's one of the most comprehensive lists on the web.
Silly Sisters -- 18th century reproduction clothing (premade and custom), as well as  patterns and other supplies
William Booth, Draper -- Wm. Booth, Draper At the Sign of the Unicorn
Hazel and Laura Dickfoss, Proprietress' of flax and hemp linen and 
wool fabric, notions, patterns, knitting wools, and books.

Other Online Sources for Fabric and Trims:
Denver Fabrics - linen, wool, silk
Fabric.com - linen, wool, silk.
Fabrics-store.com - specializes in linen and cotton; sometimes carries wool.
Time Travel Textiles, Inc. - importer of period block-printed textiles from India
Trim-Fabrics.com - linen, wool, silk.



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