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Dress Making Resources

Skirt Making Instructions

Gauging Period Skirts
More on Skirt Gauging
Gauging Skirts by Mrs. Clark
Mrs. Clark's Sewing Academy


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Recommended Patterns and Pattern Makers

These are ones I've tried myself:

Past Patterns #702 Darted Bodice--

Very nice, flattering fit with easy-to-understand constructions. Bodice has pagoda sleeves with capped epaulettes, similiar to this dress:

Past Patterns Corset -- currently making it now!

One Stitch at a Time

1840's repro fabric

Repro Fabrics 1775-1950

Repro Interior Furnishing Fabrics, Reenactor Fabric

Kirk Collection