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historically accurate dress forms

Melissa_Fox's picture

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Does anyone know of a source for either historically accurate dress forms (Empire, etc.) or someone who teaches how to make them? I work for a small museum, and we're considering making our own for several articles of clothing that we wish to display.

Vida's picture

(post #25621, reply #1 of 2)

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Try contact the Costume Society of America

Jacqui's picture

(post #25621, reply #2 of 2)

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Melissa - try www.patternsoftime.com

Charlsie who runs the site has collected together a huge selection from all over the place for pretty much all historical periods. I make Regency costumes as a hobby, and the couple I've made up from this site were excellent. And a lot easier than making my own patterns, which I did before!

Good luck - there aren't many good sources - I'm in the UK and have to get them from the US!