18th Century Favorites:
frockflicks.com – 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.
puresilks.com – my go to for silk taffeta.
silkresource.com – my go to for scalamandre fabrics on discount
W. M. Booth Draper – my go to source for wool broadcloth and linen
renaissancefabrics.net – 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.
americanduchess.com – 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