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Historical Dress Patterns | Historical Costume Patterns | Historical Clothing Patterns

I was inspired to put up this page to help modern day modest dressers find more sources for modest clothing. Although modest dressers may not require these levels of authenticity and outfit completeness, they may still like and want to wear the clothing. If you found this page because you really do need authentic historical clothing, I’m happy you found it, and please utilize it.

Women’s Patterns

William Booth, Draper

Crazy Crow Trading Post
The Most Authentic and Comprehensive Frontier and Native American Clothing Patterns Available
Jingle dresses, tradecloth dress, Cherokee tear dress, Plains Indian cloth dress, Plains Indian buckskin dress, Plains-style moccasins

Past Patterns
Accurate Federal, Jacksonian, Civil War, Gilded Age, Edwardian, and WWI up to WWII Clothing Patterns for Men, Women, and Children
Very fun site to browse—you may lose track of time.

The Recollections of J. P. Ryan
Recreating the Clothing of the Georgian Era
Robe à l’Anglaise; a collection of ten pattern pieces to create many styles of 18th century jackets; stays; basic six-piece wardrobe including short gown, pockets, chemise, petticoat, apron, and handkerchief; caraco; pet-en-l’air; pocket hoops; manteau-de-lit; caps, nightcaps

Pegée® of Williamsburg, Patterns From Historie
Dress 1776, cape, capuchin, court cape

Kannik’s Korner
Authentic, Documented Historic Clothing Patterns for the Living History, Museum, and Theatrical Costumer
Six styles of everyday headcoverings, bedgown (manteau de lit), English style shift (chemise), working class English style headwear (cap & bonnet), short cloak, stockings, pockets, mitts (fingerless gloves)
Answer to the question, “I am looking for Amish ‘bonnet board.’ Can you help?

Jas. Townsend and Son
Suppliers of 18th and 19th Century Reproductions for Living History
Eagle View blanket capote, skirt, apron, pockets, caps, shawl, bodices, and chemise; Folkwear empire dress, kinsale cloak; J. P. Ryan 18th century caraco jacket and stays, set including shortgown, pockets, chemise, apron, petticoat, and kerchief; Kannik’s Korner headcovering set, short cloak, and bedgown

Harper House
Your Vintage Costuming Pattern Catalog
Over 1000 authentic historical patterns from early Romanesque, Medieval and Renaissance times to the 1950s

Lavolta Press
Publishes high-quality books on historic costuming and vintage clothing
Books with patterns inside

Men’s Patterns

William Booth, Draper

Crazy Crow Trading Post
The Most Authentic and Comprehensive Frontier and Native American Clothing Patterns Available
Trapper’s fringed buckskin shirt, Plains ribbon shirt, Cherokee ribbon shirt, drop sleeve shirt, Plains-style moccasins, Plains war shirt, breechclout and leggings, rifleman’s hunting frock, mountainman’s workshirt, Northern Plains capote, voyageur’s shirt, buckskin pants

Past Patterns
Accurate Federal, Jacksonian, Civil War, Gilded Age, Edwardian, and WWI up to WWII Clothing Patterns for Men, Women, and Children
Very fun site to browse—you may lose track of time.

The Recollections of J. P. Ryan
Recreating the Clothing of the Georgian Era
Shirt, fall front knee breeches, waist coats, frock coat, 1750s civilian coat, 1750s military coat, under drawers

Pegée® of Williamsburg, Patterns From Historie
Shirt 1776, waistcoat 1776, military/civilian coat 1776

Kannik’s Korner
Authentic, Documented Historic Clothing Patterns for the Living History, Museum, and Theatrical Costumer
Fall front trousers, outer breeches (slops), double-breasted short jacket, English style shirt, neck stock, apron, mittens, hood, night cap, stockings

Jas. Townsend and Son
Suppliers of 18th and 19th Century Reproductions for Living History
Eagle View blanket capote, fancy shirt, drop front trousers and breeches, drop sleeve shirt, hunting frock, and waistcoats; Folkwear kinsale cloak and riverboatman’s shirt; J. P. Ryan 1750s coat, 1770s coat, 18th century waistcoats, fall front breeches, and shirt; Kannik’s Korner outer breeches (slops) and double-breasted short jacket; Pegée® of Williamsburg 1770s waistcoat and coat set including variations of civilian and military styles

Harper House
Your Vintage Costuming Pattern Catalog
Over 1000 authentic historical patterns from early Romanesque, Medieval and Renaissance times to the 1950s

Girls’ Patterns

William Booth, Draper

Crazy Crow Trading Post
Moccasins, capote, simple camp dress, child’s ribbon shirt

Past Patterns

Pegée® of Williamsburg, Patterns From Historie
Dress 1776

Kannik’s Korner
Six styles of everyday headcoverings (like the women’s), working class English style headwear (cap & bonnet) (like the women’s), short cloak

Jas. Townsend and Son
Mid 18th century chemise, shortgown, petticoat/skirt, apron, and cap; Kannik’s Korner headcovering set pattern

Harper House
Medieval, Regency, Colonial, Civil War, Victorian, America's Old West

Boys’ Patterns

William Booth, Draper

Crazy Crow Trading Post
Moccasins, capote, child’s ribbon shirt

Past Patterns

Pegée® of Williamsburg, Patterns From Historie
Shirt 1776, waistcoat 1776

Kannik’s Korner
English style shirt and workshirt

Jas. Townsend and Son
Mid 18th century shirt, waistcoat, and breeches

Harper House
Medieval, Regency, Colonial, Civil War, America's Old West

Infants’ Patterns

William Booth, Draper

Kannik’s Korner
One set that includes shirt, two styles of bedgowns, robe, blanket, frock, cap & under cap, girl’s cap, boy’s or night cap; directions for diapers, rollers, squares of flannel and suggestions for pilches/diaper covers.