You can find SCA members in the newsgroup rec.org.sca. If you post there, be sure to mention your city and state so that those who respond can suggest local SCA groups and sources. I believe that SCA has several phamplets or publications specifically on costuming (aka "garb"). If you wish to contact the SCA national headquarters you can write to:
The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Office of the Registry P.O. Box 360743 Milpitas, CA 95036-0743
Be sure to check the list of sources and references in the regular alt.sewing and rec.crafts.textiles FAQ. A number are appropriate for costuming.
Fall Creek Suttlery Civil War era items and patterns P.O. Box 530 Freedom, CA 95019 (408) 728-1888 $2.00 Catalog La Pelleterie Coats and cloaks, pre 1840 P.O. Box 127 Highway 41 Arrow Rock, Missouri 65320 (816) 837-3261 $3.00 Catalog NE Shutsa Traders Cal/Mex era and horsegear P.O. Box 186 Haven, Kansas 67542 (316) 465-3359 $1.50 Catalog JAS Townsend & Son Hats, cloaks, clasps P.O. Box 415 Pierceton, IN 46562 (800) 338-1665 Campell's Designs $3.00 Catalog RD 1 Box 1444 Dept SNN Herndon, PA 17830 Note: in July 1991 Sew News the address is listed as: Campbell's Box 400 Gratz, PA 17030-0400 patterns from 1776-1945 Carolina Stitches in Time Period clothing Patterns Box 10933 Winston-Salem, N.C. 27108 (919) 764-0790 Amazon Vinegar & Pickling Works This is "The mailing list to be on" 2218 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA 52803 (319) 322-6800 $2.00 Catalog (309) 786-3504 Past Patterns P.O. Box 7587 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49510 (616) 245-9456 Mediaeval Miscellanea, (patterns) 7006 Raleigh Road Annandale, VA 22003 Folkwear The Taunton Press 63 South Main St, Box 5506 Newtown, CT 06470-5506 Only some of the original patterns have been reprinted, but Tauton is reprinting others regularly. Mostly Victorian and Early American patterns. G-Street Fabrics (patterns) 11854 Rockville Pike Rockville, Md 20852 (301) 231-8998 Fair Winds Pattern Co. Send $1 for brouchure. 819 N. June St. Hollywood, CA 90038. R.L.Shep. Box 668 Mendocino, CA 95460. 1990-91 catalog has 1000 items, $2.50/cataog. books, magazines and reprints. Books related to the costume and textile arts, including out of print and hard to find books. Shep has also reprinted a number of older clothing books, including a couple of books of patterns for Victorian and Edwardian clothing. Raiments 3345 East Miraloma Suite 134 Anaheim CA 92806 Patters from 1100-1950 representing 15 pattern companies. Catalog $5 (refundable with purchase) (Ad in Sew News Oct 1990) The Cabinet of Vintage Patterns 3522 Deerbrook Windsor Ontario N8R 2E9 Patterns 1905-1930, reproductions of women's and children's clothing. Catalog $4. (Ad Sew News Oct 1990) Old World Enterprises Dept 302 29036 Kepler Ct Cold Spring Minn 56320 19th century patterns, $2 for catalog. (Add in Sew News July 1991) Prairie Clothing Co 3732 Tanager Drive NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-378-0125 Remember When Collection 361 N. Ohio Salina, KS 67401 - Send SASE for brochure. "Romantic" clothing. Current designs adapted to a Victorian feel.
Vintage Fashions Hobby House Press Inc. 900 Frederick St. Cumberland, MD 21502 -- a bi-monthly magazine focusing on vintage apparel and instructions for their care and repair. One-year subscription $19.95, sample copy $2.95.
1. Brooke, Iris. English costume from the fourteenth through the nineteenth century, drawn by Iris Brooke, described by Iris Brooke and James Laver. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937. UCB EnvDesign GT733 .B7 UCB Main GT733 .B7 > English costume in the age of Elizabeth, the sixteenth century, drawn and described by Iris Brooke. [2d ed.]. [London], A. & C. Black . UCB Main GT734 .B75 1950 > English costume of the early middle ages; the tenth to the thirteenth centuries; drawn and described by Iris Brooke. London, A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1936. UCB Main GT732 .B68 UCB Moffitt GT732 .B68 > English costume of the later middle ages: the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. / Drawn and described by Iris Brooke. London : Adam & Charles Black, 1963, c1935. UCSD Central GT732 .B7 1963 > English costume of the seventeenth century, drawn and described by Iris Brooke. 2d ed. London, A. and C. Black 1958. UCSC McHenry GT735.B7 1958 > Footwear: a short history of European and American shoes. New York, Theatre Arts Books [1972, c1971]. UCD Main Lib GT2130.B7 > Four walls adorned; interior decoration, 1485-1820. London, Methuen . UCB EnvDesign NK2119 .B76 > A history of English costume, written and illustrated by Iris Brooke. 3d ed. London, Methuen 1961. UCSC McHenry GT730.B7 1961 > Medieval theatre costume: a practical guide to the construction of garments. New York, Theatre Arts Books . UCSC McHenry PN2067 .B75 2. Alcega, Juan de. Tailor's pattern book 1589 : facsimile / Juan de Alcega ; with translation by Jean Pain & Cecilia Bainton ; introduction and notes by J.L. Nevinson. Carlton, Bedford : Ruth Bean, 1979. UCSC McHenry TT590.A35 1979b 3. Burnham, Dorothy K. Cut my cote [by] Dorothy K. Burnham. Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum [c1973]. UCSC McHenry TT520.B95 4. Hill, Margot Hamilton. The evolution of fashion: pattern and cut from 1066 to 1930, [by] Margot Hamilton Hill [and] Peter A. Bucknell. New York, Drama Book Specialists, 1968, c1967. UCSC McHenry GT510.H5 1968 Oversize 5. Beaulieu, Michele. Le costume antique et medieval / par Michele Beaulieu. Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1951. Series title: "Que sais-je?" Le point des connaissance actuelles 501. UCSC McHenry GT530.B4 1961 6. Cunnington, Phillis Emily, 1887- Medieval and Tudor costume / Phillis Cunnington. Boston : Plays, Inc., 1972. UCSC McHenry GT732 .C85 1972 7. Houston, Mary Galway, 1871- Medieval costume in England & France, the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries / by Mary G. Houston ... with eight plates in colour and three hundred and fifty drawings in black and white. London : A. & C. Black, . Series title: Houston, Mary Galway, 1871- A technical history of costume, vol.3. UCSB Library GT575 .H65 8. Hunt, John, 1900- Irish medieval figure sculpture, 1200-1600 : a study of Irish tombs with notes on costume and armour / John Hunt, with assistance and contributions from Peter Harbison ; with photos. by David H. Davison. Dublin : Irish University Press, . UCB Main NB1820 .H861 1974 9. Luthmer, Ferdinand. Ornamental jewellery of the renaissance in relation to costume. Designed from original gems and authentic paintings of the fifteenth, sixteenth & seventeenth centuries, thirtyy highly-finished engravings... Lond., H. Sotheran & co., 1882. CSL Main Lib f 391.7 L9 General Coll 10. Quaritch, Bernard, 1819-1899. A catalogue of medieval literature, especially of the romances of chivalry, and books relating to the customs, costume, art, and pageantry of the middle ages. London, B. Quaritch, 1890. UCSB Library Z999 .Q3 11. Wagner, Eduard, major. Medieval costume, armour and weapons, 1350-1450. Selected and illustrated by Eduard Wagner. Text by Zoroslava Drobna & Jan Durdik. Translated by Jean Layton. London, P. Hamlyn [1962, c1958]. UCB Main f GT575 .W2931 1962 12. Hillhouse, Marion Strong. Dress design : draping and flat pattern making / Marion S. Hillhouse [and] Evelyn A. Mansfield. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1948. Series title: Riverside home economics series. UCD Main Lib TT520.H5 13. Arnold, Janet. Patterns of fashion : Englishwomen's dresses & their construction / written and illustrated by Janet Arnold. New ed. London, Macmillan; New York, Drama Book 1977. UCLA URL TT 504 A7 1977 > Patterns of fashion : the cut and construction of clothes for men and women, c1560-1620 / written and illustrated by Janet Arnold. London : Macmillan ; New York : Drama Book, 1985. UCSC McHenry TT504.6.G7 A76 1985 14. Fernald, Mary. Costume design & making: a practical handbook, by Mary Fernald in collaboration with Eileen Shenton. [2d ed.]. New York, Theatre Arts Books . UCI Main Lib PN2067 .F4 1967 15. Holkeboer, Katherine Strand. Patterns for theatrical costumes : garments, trims, and accessories from ancient Egypt to 1915 / Katherine Strand Holkeboer. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1984. UCSC McHenry TT633 .H65 1984 Ref 16. Geen, Michael. Theatrical costume and the amateur stage; a book of simple method in the making and altering of theatrical costumes, including a brief guide to costumes through the periods to the present day. Drawings by... Boston, Plays, inc. [1972, c1968]. UCSD Central GT1741 .G4 1968b 17. Barton, Lucy. Period patterns / by Doris Edson, with text by Lucy Barton. Boston : Walter H. Baker company, 1970, c1942. UCSC McHenry PN2067.B3 1970 Suppl. > Historic costume for the stage / by Lucy Barton ; illustrated by David Sarvis. Boston : W. H. Baker, , c1935. UCSC McHenry PN2067.B3 1961 18. Edson, Doris. Period patterns / by Doris Edson, with text by Lucy Barton. Boston : W. H. Baker, 1942, 1970 printing. UCI Main Lib PN2067 .E3 19. Hunnisett, Jean. Period costume for stage & screen : patterns for women's dress 1800-1909 / Jean Hunnisett. London : Unwin Hyman, 1988. UCSC McHenry PN2067.H862 1988 20. Ashelford, Jane. A visual history of costume : the sixteenth century / by Jane Ashelford. London : Batsford ; New York : Drama Book Publishers, 1983. Series title: Visual history of costume ; . UCSB Library GT733 .V57 1983 v.2 21. Boucher, Francois, b. 1885. 20,000 years of fashion; the history of costume and personal adornment [by] Francois Boucher. New York, H. N. Abrams . UCB Main GT510 .B6713 1967 22. Bruhn, Wolfgang. A pictorial history of costume; a survey of all periods and peoples from antiquity to modern times including national costume in Europe and non-European countries [by] Wolfgang Bruhn [and] Max Tilke. London, A. Zwemmer . UCSC McHenry GT513 .B763 1955 Oversize 23. Cooke, Patricia Gerrard. English costume: its history and its design. Liverpool, Gallery P., 1968. Series title: Gallery book. UCSB Library GT730 .C57 24. Colle, Doriece. Collars, stocks, cravats; a history and costume dating guide to civilian men's neckpieces, 1655-1900, with illus. by the author. Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press . UCD Main Lib GT2120 .C6 25. Cumming, Valerie. Exploring costume history, 1500-1900 / Valerie Cumming. London : Batsford Academic and Educational, 1981. UCB Main GT733 .C76 > A visual history of costume : the seventeenth century / Valerie Cumming. London : B.T. Batsford ; New York : Drama Book Publishers, c1984. Series title: Visual history of costume ; . UCSB Library GT733 .V57 1983 v.3 26. Dunbar, John Telfer, 1912- History of Highland dress, a definitive study of the history of Scottish costume and tartan, both civil and military, including weapons. With an appendix on early Scottish dyes by Annette Kok. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd . UCSC McHenry GT750.D8 27. Fairholt, Frederick William, 1814-1866. Costume in England, A history of dress from the earliest period until the close of the eighteenth century, to which is appended an illustrated glossary of terms for all articles of use or ornament worn about... London, Chapman and Hall, 1860. UCD Main Lib GT730 .F3 1860 28. Giles, Edward B. (Edward Boyer), d. 1896. The art of cutting and history of English costume / by Edward B. Giles. New ed. Lopez Island [Wash.] : R.L. Shep, c1987. UCSC McHenry TT580 .G55 1987 29. Payne, Blanche, 1897-1972. History of costume, from the ancient Egyptians to the twentieth century. Drawings by Elizabeth Curtis. New York, Harper & Row . UCSC McHenry GT510.P35 30. Peacock, John. Costume, 1066-1966 / John Peacock. New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1986. UCSC McHenry GT730 .P43 1986 31. Racinet, A. (Auguste), 1825-1893. Racinet's full-color pictorial history of western costume : with 92 plates showing over 950 authentic costumes from the Middle Ages to 1800 / Auguste Racinet. New York : Dover Publications, 1987. UCD Main Lib GT575 .R332513 1987 32. Rubens, Alfred, 1903- A history of Jewish costume. Foreword by James Laver. New York, Funk & Wagnalls . UCSC McHenry GT540.R73 33. Strong, Roy C. Festival designs by Inigo Jones : an exhibition of drawings for scenery and costumes for the court masques of James I and Charles I / introduction and catalogue by Roy Strong ; foreword by Thomas S. Wragg ; circulated... [Washington? : The Foundation?, 1967?]. Series title: Art exhibition catalogues republished on microfiche ; UCB EnvDesign MICROFICHE 3129:18 34. Ingham, Rosemary. The costume designer's handbook : a complete guide for amateur and professional costume designers / Rosemary Ingham, Liz Covey. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1983. UCSC McHenry TT507 .I46 1983 35. Waugh, Norah. Corsets and crinolines. [New York] Theatre Arts Books [c1954]. UCSC McHenry GT2075.W3 > The cut of men's clothes, 1600-1900. London, Faber, [c1964]. UCSC McHenry TT504.W38 1964a > The cut of women's clothes 1600-1930 [by] Norah Waugh; [completed and] with line diagrams by Margaret Woodward. London, Faber, 1968. UCSC McHenry TT504.W385 1969
Dover Publications 31 East 2nd St Mineola, NY 11501.The whole costumer's catalog is probably available from:
GCFCG (Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumers guild). P.O. Box 194 Mt. Airy, Md 21771 $18Email: email@example.com
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