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Every site has to have a link list, right?
I don’t expect mine to be better or more extensive than other people’s link lists, but for everyone who is interested: here is mine, subdivided in various and hopefully logical categories.
This link list basically focuses on sites that will provide interesting content for the lovers of Elizabethan clothing and lifestyle; however, many of them are more of general interest, so that only some of the items they carry will be of interest to Elizabethan-loving people:
Spoonflower – great selection of reproduction prints of historical and movie reproduction fabrics
http://www.stores.ebay.com/fabricmasterpieces/ (beautiful acetate brocades – should be lined with natural fabrics)
http://stores.ebay.com/Renaissance-Fabrics (same as above)
http://www.istok.net/fabrics/ (beautiful silk brocades)
http://www.plumridge.com (tucked, pintucked and pleated silks)
Merchants who carry brocades with Tudor Roses:
http://www.wattsandco.com/ (look under ‚Textiles & Trimmings‘!)
http://www.margospatterns.com Margo Anderson’s patterns are probably the best historical Elizabethan patterns on the market. She offers different packages, such as the „Lady’s“ or „Gentlemen’s wardrobe“, or the „Working woman package“.
http://lynnmcmasters.com Lynn McMasters is also a pattern maker – for Elizabethan hats and accessories! She also makes great Elizabethan and other historical costumes, which are displayed in her site’s gallery.
http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/ – Patterns, corset making supplies, etc.
Historical Pattern Company – They make patterns to reproduce movie costumes. Those patterns are delivered as E-Patterns (which are basically .pdf files that you print out, glue the pages together and get a pattern by doing so) or as paper print patterns.
http://www.cottonlace.com/index.html – fantastic embroidered *cotton tulle* trims. Those work extremely well for Rococo and Victorian clothing! 😀
http://www.tutu.com – Trims as well as fabrics
Other people’s sites
http://www.glittersweet.com Michaela de Bruce’s site.
http://frazzledfrau.glittersweet.com Michaela’s beautiful site for the research of Renaissance- and Elizabethan clothing
http://www.festiveattyre.com/ Jennifer Thompson’s comprehensive site on Elizabethan clothing. Also contains the archives of the so-called „Featured Attyre“ – a gallery where outstanding re-creations of Elizabethan costumes by modern seamstresses were regularly presented until a few years ago.
Rockin‘ the Rococo – an amazing seamstress, with amazing period Rococo reproductions
Kamui Cosplay – one of the most outstanding sites concerning „working with unusual materials and achieving incredible results“ 😉
http://costume.dm.net Probably the biggest site on the net concerning the research of Elizabethan clothing. Very helpful for beginners as well as advanced studiers and makers of Elizabethan costume.
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