Okay, this is my last (for the time being) Jane Austen themed post. Remember, I’m not that much of a fan, but the era is one of my favorites, and given my recent posts on education, are a couple of additional sites to which I wanted to give a shout out. Reconstructing History is a historical pattern company that has put a lot of time and effort into producing accurate and authentic period patterns, regardless of era. Their Regency line is one of the most expansive sets of period-patterns that I’ve yet seen. They provide assistance – with their patterns, via separate sewing books, and (if you’ve the money) through actual contact. Having met them a few years back, I was genuinely blown away by their friendliness (mainly because being a reenacting vendor can leave you jaded and anti-social faster than you’d think).
Wm. Booth, Draper is THE place to go for historic fabrics. I’ve dealt with them in person several times and they’re absolutely wonderful. Helpful, supportive, and insightful – tell them what you’re doing and they’ll always steer you right. The price and easy availability of that JoAnn Fabric linen might seem attractive, but it’s not correct. And honestly, if it costs a few bucks to do it right the first time, then it’s well-worth it. I love these guys!
Definitely worth a look . . .