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Time Periods => The American Civil War => Civil War Sutlers/Vendors => Topic started by: Faith on February 09, 2007, 07:26:54 PM
does anyone want to talk about ladies clothing
Sure, like what exactly?
I do all my own sewing, but the best makers of ladies things are:
These are just a few off the top of my head.
But for those who like to sew such as myself, best pattern makers are:
bonnets.com (http://bonnets.com) Milliner patterns, kits, so on.
figleafpatterns.com (http://figleafpatterns.com) Pricey, but the end results are lovely.
elizabethstewartclark.com (http://elizabethstewartclark.com) Excellent children's patterns and books on ladies dressmaking are great to have around too.
I have a bunch of links to sites with original photos, pictures of originals, patterns from the era so on, if anyone is interested in those too I'll post them up. :)
for people who can sew ( my Mother makes my outfits ) there are few patterns that only need a few things changed to make them really period correct . they are : Simplicty - History lesson ( i think ) McCalls - History seris , and Butterick - making history .
these only need a few changes and they are easy to put together.
Elizabeth Clark on her site an article about the changes and notes for the Simplicity Patterns actually. Hancock, Joann's, or Hobby Lobby often has them sale for 1.99 for anyone wanting to get them for not much.
http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800a.shtml (http://www.marquise.de/en/1800/schnitte/s1800a.shtml) Some mid 19th century sewing patterns for free online and other things of interest on their too.