GBACG Great Pattern Review — Really great resource. Reviews of patterns by people who have used the patterns, many include pictures. The reviews usually include any pitfalls, workarounds, adjustments, etc needed to make up the garment.
Burnley and Trowbridge — Specializes in supplies for 17th thru early 19th century reenactors. Shoes; Linen, wool, fustian and cotton fabrics. Patterns for men, women & children: • Burnley & Trowbridge • Fashions Revisited • JP Ryan • Kannik’s Korner • Larkin & Smith • Laughing Moon • Mill Farm • Period Impression • Smoke & Fire.
Cemetarian — Vintage sewing, knitting and crochet patterns.
Commercial Pattern ArchiveNew! — The pattern archive, located at the University of Rhode Island, is a collection of commercial patterns, with the earliest from 1854. The online archive has a searchable index to the collection. In order to fully search the online archive, you must enroll using the form provided.
County Cloth / Chas R Childs — Civil War reenactment site that sells their own patterns for Union and Confederate uniforms. Also fabrics appropriate for uniforms: wools, etc.
Decades of Style — Reproduction sewing patterns from the 1920s through the 1950s.
EvaDress — Sells vintage patterns for men and women from the late 19th century thru mid-20th century; also a few patterns of their own. They have a few hat patterns.
Fig Leaf Patterns — Their own line of men’s and women’s patterns from late 18th thru early 20th century.
Folkwear — Historical and Ethnic patterns. They do not take orders online, but they do accept phone/fax orders. Some of the types of patterns they make are: Old West/Frontier; Victorian/Edwardian; Central/South American; Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, etc); Middle Eastern (Afghani, Turkish, Morrocan, etc); European (Croatian, Greek, French, etc).
Galla Rock Mercantile Shirt & Pattern Co. — Men’s, women’s and children’s Civil War era clothing, hats and accessories. Patterns, including their own line of men’s, women’s and children’s Civil War era patterns.
Hamilton Dry Goods — 19th c. fabric, clothing, etc. Also patterns, including their own line of patterns, which currently includes a “Longhunter Shirt” and a pattern which has five men’s shirts from 1700-1820.
Harriets.com — Sells her own line of women’s, men’s and children’s patterns from Medieval thru 20th Century. Also, some pre-made items, costume rentals and vintage clothes for sale.
Jalie Patterns — (Canada) Patterns for dance/ice skating, plus regular clothing patterns, especially sportswear, outerwear, etc. I’ve heard that pattern sizes run small.
James Country Mercantile — 19th century clothing, weapons, tents, leather, fabrics, etc. Sells patterns for 18th and 19th century, including: Buckaroo Bobbins • Eagle View • Folkwear • Harriet Engler • Heidi Marsh • Homespun • Millers Millinery • Old World Enterprises • Past Patterns • Patterns of History • Pegee of Williamsburg • Period Impressions • Tailor’s Guide.
Kannik’s Korner — Sells their own line of patterns c. 1750 - 1820. Also books and cross-stitch kits.
Lacis — Great source for costuming needs (boning, busks, hoops, etc). Lots of books on costuming, millinery, tatting, etc. They also sell hoop skirts and vintage clothes. Patterns: Ageless Patterns • D1 Design • Fantasy Fashions • Folkwear • Grannd Garb • Kannik • Laughing Moon • Making Memories • Mantua Maker • McMasters • Medieval Miscellany • Past Patterns • Reconstructing History • Smoke & Fire • Truly Victorian • Vintage Pattern Library. The store and museum, located in Berkeley, CA, are “must-see.”
LACMA: Patterns From Our Collection — From the LACMA, patterns drawn from garments in their collection. The patterns are drawn to scale, with minimal instructions, so they are not for the novice sewer.
Laughing Moon Mercantile — Patterns by JoAnn Peterson. Great corset patterns! Also, men’s & women’s 19th and early 20th century patterns.
Lavolta Press — Books on historical costuming which have patterns from original periodicals. From mid-19th century through early 20th century.
Lost Coast Historical Patterns — Patterns, costume supplies, and corset supplies. Large selection of historical patterns: Dawn Anderson Designs • Design and Planning Concepts • Truly Victorian • Laughing Moon • Folkwear • JP Ryan • Fig Leaf Patterns • Kay Fig • Hint of History • Margo Anderson’s Historic Costume Patterns • The Mantua-Maker • Past Patterns • La Fleur de Lyse • Lynn McMasters • Mill Farm Patterns • Tailor’s Guide • Sense and Sensibility Patterns • Rocking Horse Farm • Octagon Ladies Repository • Reconstructing History • Grainline Gear • June Colburn • Birch Street.
Margo Anderson’s Historic Patterns — One of the best Men’s & Women’s Elizabethan patterns. Each pattern set includes patterns for several different garments, historic background, and sewing techniques. Well worth the money!
Medeltidsmode — (In Swedish) Medeltidsmode means “medieval fashion” and this site carries medieval era items like patterns, hats, and jewelry. Also wool, linen, silk and other fabrics, plus leather and fur. The home page has a link to info in English explaining how to navigate the site.
MoiRandall’s — Ready to wear men’s and women’s garments. Sells his own “historically inspired” patterns, Randwulf Patterns.
Nehelenia PatternsUpdated! — Located in Germany. Carries patterns, accessories, millinery supplies, corset kits, and more. A very wide range of historical patterns by: Rocking Horse Farm • Period Impressions • Reconstructing History • Wingeo • Northern Society of Costume and Textiles • Truly Victorian • Recollections of J.P. Ryan • La Fleur de Lyse • Past Patterns • Margo Anderson • Buckaroo Bobbins • Laughing Moon • Kanniks Korner • Eva Dress • Fig Leaf • Eagle View • Smoke & Fire • Mill Farm • Arts &. Metiers • Sajou • Pattern Studio • Folkwear • Patterns of History • Mara Riley • Ageless Patterns • Scottish Patterns • Country Wives
Northern Society of Costume & Textiles — A group in UK that “was founded ... to encourage the study and preservation of costume and textiles.” They sell patterns made from original clothing, including a dress that belonged to Charlotte Bronte.
Northwest Traders — Carries a large selection of items for “the western mountain man, voyageur of the north, eastern longhunter, Native American or military from the French and Indian Wars to the Civil war” re-enactment. Carries some patterns.
Old Time Patterns — Patterns for Renaissance thru Edwardian (early 20th century) periods.Carries: JP Ryan • La Mode Bagatelle • Laughing Moon • Margo Anderson • Mill Farm • Millers Millinery • Past Patterns • Reconstructing History • Tailor’s Guide • Truly Victorian • Wingeo • and more.
Past Patterns — Patterns by Saundra Ros Altman. Late 18th c. through early 20th c. patterns for men, women and children. Also sells hoop and corset kits.
Pillaged Village, TheUpdated! — Medieval thru 17th century: Patterns, trim, agilets, clasps, frogs, buckles, pennanulars, jewelry. books, pre-made garb, etc. Geared toward re-enactors and SCA folks. As of Oct 2017, website seems to be down; they also have a Facebook page.
Reconstructing History — Carries their own line of patterns: 16th and early 17th century Elizabethan, Irish, Cavalier, Polish and German. Has a really good “for beginners” section. Also information on ancient Irish, Scottish and Japanese clothing.
Richard the Thread — Busks, boning, coutil, millinery supplies, dress forms, and more. Their own pattern line includes Renaissance, Elizabethan, Victorian and Edwardian. Store located in Los Angeles.
Sense & Sensibility — Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, and early to mid-20th century era patterns by Jennie Chancey. Also a blog and links to resources for historical costuming.
Smoke & Fire — Specializes in colonial and early 19th century items: men’s & women’s clothing; shoes & boots; hats; accessories; etc. Carries their own line of 18th c. patterns, plus: Costume Connection • Eagle’s View • La Fleur de Lyse • Folkwear • JP Ryan • Kannik’s Korner • Mill Farm • Moi Randall • Patterns of History • Period Impressions • Period Patterns • Rocking Horse Farm.
Spencer’s Mercantile — 18th and 19th century costume accessories & patterns for re-enactors. Pattern lines carried include: Country Wives • Kanniks Korner • Smoke and Fire • Sense and Sensibility • Daffodown Dilly • The Mantua Maker
Sykes Sutlering — Sells patterns, costumes, musketry, and fencing equipment. Pattern lines include: La Fleur de Lyse • Margo Anderson • Period Patterns • Reconstructing History
Timeless Stitches — Sells their own line of mid-19th century patterns for men, women & children. Also sellspremade items, such as bonnets, dresses, men’s clothing, etc.
Truly Victorian — Patterns by Heather McNaughton, from 1840’s to 1890’s. Having used some myself, I can highly recommend them.
Vena Cava Design — (UK) Sells all manner of corsetry supplies: coutil, boning, busks, eyelets, and other items. Also millinery supplies, fabric, trims, and patterns.
Vibes & ScribesNew! — (Ireland) Fabric, trim, craft supplies, millinery supplies, patterns, and more.
Vintage Connection, The — “Your guide to historic, vintage, antique & collectible fashions.” Lots of great stuff on this site, including old patterns on this site, from original period magazines.
Vogue Fabrics — Large selection of fabrics, including really lovely linen, silk, wool, and more. Patterns by lots of different independent companies. Also corsetry supplies, including kits. Store located in Evanston, IL.
Wes Terner’s Outfitters — Specializes in Victorian & Old West accessories, books & patterns. Patterns for men, women & children: Laughing Moon • Truly Victorian • Folkwear • Buckaroo Bobbins • Wingeo.
Wm Booth, Draper — This vendor specializes in Revolutionary War reenactment. Fabric: linen, hemp and wool. Linen thread; tape & lace made of linen, wool, cotton & hemp; yarn; metal, bone & thread buttons; buckles; and other cool period notions. Patterns: Kannik’s Korner • JP Ryan • La Fleur de Lyse • Fig Leaf • Mill Farm • etc.