Jessamyn's Regency Costume Links



Past Patterns makes accurate, comprehensible patterns; new, exciting offerings include a Lewis-and-Clark-era uniform coat and an early-Regency true drop-front gown. Folkwear offers the Empire Dress for early Regency and the Poet's Shirt for the 1820s (in the "Romantic" section); the English Smock ("Old Europe" section) is a good choice for rural laborers.
Kannik's Korner specializes in period-accurate "whites" (washables), such as a lady's shift, man's shirt, a variety of caps, pockets, bias-cut stockings, and baby clothes. Sense & Sensibility's Jennie Chancey offers her own patterns for women and girls, including her ubiquitous, easy-to-make Regency gown and period-accurate spencer.
La Mode Bagatelle offers a very useful pattern called Regency Wardrobe. It's really many patterns in one - almost everything you'd need for several entire outfits. Fig Leaf Patterns is a newer entry with a tantalizing lineup of garb based on museum originals. Check out the 1795 Work Dress and 1799 Long Sleeved Apron Front Dress.
Jas. Townsend & Sons' online catalog offers eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century patterns, especially men's, from Eagle's View and Folkwear. Harper House sells patterns from Rocking Horse Farm, Old World Enterprises, and a particularly good selection of Regency-era children's patterns. A reader says there have been service problems lately.
AlterYears offers a wide selection of patterns from Rocking Horse Farm, Eagle's View, The Mantua-Maker, Tailor's Guide, Harriet's, Period Impressions, Old World Enterprises, and more. Amazon Drygoods (not to be confused with the bookstore Amazon.com). Their pattern catalog is very large, and can be had for $7. Service has been slow in the past; there's no on-line catalog.



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