18th Century Favorites: – because these women are witty, snarky, delightful, and tasteful

American Duchess Blog – her tutorials are seriously the best.

Before the Automobile – I can’t rave enough about her costumes.

Gwen Russell – This amazingly talented woman is the dressmaker who dressed the women in “Dangerous Liasons”, my favorite costume movie of all time. She also makes custom wedding dresses and made mine. A couturier of immense skill, go to her website and marvel.


Favorite Fabric Sites:

Mood Fabrics– the one from Project Runway. Truly an amazing store with fantastic, tasteful selections. – my go to for silk taffeta. – my go to for scalamandre fabrics on discount

W. M. Booth Draper – my go to source for wool broadcloth and linen – Fantastic selection of silks, linens, linen-cotton blend

Dutch Fabric – beautiful chintz fabric – all totally HA to the 18th century

Duran Textiles – If I had unlimited money, ALL of the background fabric for my frock coats would come from here.

Sartor – Historical reproductions of beautiful fabrics from all centuries.

NY Designer Fabrics – My go to double faced silk duchesse – which embroiders like a dream

Anacronicos – Beautiful reproduction fabrics from the 18th century. Has some spectacular fabrics no one else has.

Shoes: – the most amazing collection of historical women’s shoes

Agustin Artesano  – Custom shoes – from the outline of your feet to custom covered shoes. Absolute couture masterpieces.

Anacronicos – Beautiful reproduction fabrics and does custom covered 18th century shoes

Fugawee – my go to source for men’s shoes