Here you can find my favourite shops and resources if you’re into historical dressmaking and tailoring!
Please bear in mind that I’m from austria and so you’ll find recommondations for european/austrian shops but you’ll also find international companys.

*Companys friends recommended but I personally never bought from!

Pattern Companys

Black Snail Patterns
Download and paper patterns!
18th – 19th century

Download patterns on etsy, corsets and kits on their website
Stays and corsets: 18th – 19th century

Truly Victorian
Download and paper patterns!
19th – early 20th century

Download and paper patterns!
18th – 19th century

Sewing Materials

Vena Cava Design
Corset materials and fabrics
British shop

Beautifulk fabrics and corset materials
Czech Republic

Whaleys Bradford*
Fabric and corset fabrics including buckram, bobinet, mesh
British Shop

Textil Müller
Austrian fabric shop, NO online shop
extremely cheap fabrics

Habadashery, fabrics and all kind of beautiful things
(The cotton muslin is a dream!)
Etsy shop with great and fast customer service


Allures D’antan
Beautifully crafted shoes, made in france
18th century

American Duchess
Beautiful shoes from the USA,
18th – 20th century
(Also shipping from europe now)

La Rose Passementarie
European shop for shoes from American Duchess!
Has also patterns and haberdashery

Elkes Federnshop
Feathers of all kinds
german shop

silk ribbons suitable for ribbon embroidery

Historical jewelry and accessoires, made in austria

Here is a list for you with my favourite resources which helped me a lot when I was starting historical dressmaking and tailoring and also my favouite bloggers, youtubers, and so on!


La Couturière Parisienne
Great resource with information and patterns!
17th – 20th century

cooking channel on youtube
18th century

A Damsel in This Dress
Great blog with tutorials and beautiful pictures.
sadly no updates anymore

English Heritage – The Victorian Way
Beautiful cooking videos with Mrs Crocombe