Links I Love

Sites I am Inspired by: 

Dames a la Mode - fashion plates from the 1770's to 1840's -
Kyoto Costume Institute - the one and only -
Old Rags - a tumblr account featuring vintage/antique photos, extant garments, and paintings from all periods -
OMG that dress! - a tumblr account featuring extant garments from all periods -
Phantom of the Opera Costume Design - original sketches and photos of every single costume used in the Broadway musical -

Patterns I Use:

Best Vintage Patterns -
Decades of Style - 1920's to 1950's patterns updated for the modern sewer -
EvaDress Patterns - original patterns from the 1880's to 1950's (you can search by size!) -
Nehelenia Patterns - patterns from a variety of sources, 11th century to 1940's -
Past Patterns - patterns from 1789 to the early 20th century, with many original patterns from 1900 to 1949 -
Patterns of Time - a compendium of many different pattern makers.  If I can't find what I'm looking for anywhere else, it's probably here.  That does make it a little more expensive, though.
Truly Victorian - 1830's to 1909 patterns, which I am seriously addicted to -
Vintage Vogue - mostly 1940's and 1950's reprints of Vogue patterns -
Wearing History - features patterns based on ones from the 1930's and 1940's, but with all those useful things like multiple sizes and instructions -

Useful Bits:

The Great Pattern Review -
How to make starch for your 1840's petticoats -
Regency Colors and Fabrics -

Just for Fun: 

Recycled Movie Costumes: Because you know you've seen that dress somewhere else before...

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