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Doll Clothes Sources and Ideas


The Beadworker you will find projects to try, stitches to learn, and an introduction to some of the resources available to beaders on the Internet.

CHEAP COSTUME FORM An interesting idea that you may be able to use with your dolls.

Creations by Suzi Historical doll clothes patterns.

Ladies Only Doll Patterns-- historical costume patterns for porcelain
dolls, 14"& 18"vinyl doll patterns and 15"fashion doll patterns. By Charlotte Santi, designer.

Garden Fairies Trading Company, a complete Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Embroidery supply source. Also--Lyn Alexander is a name well known to the porcelain doll world. Her patterns are well known for the perfect fit as well as for her attention to detail.

Fancy Frocks Patterns and Accessories for Porcelain and Vinyl Dolls

Sally's Doll Store Dolls and doll clothes for sale

Bobbie Dolls Adorable Doll Clothes. Affordable Prices.

Linda Horne's Doll Closet We make clothing and patterns for modern reproduction porcelain dolls.

Brown House Dolls Doll Clothing & Cloth Doll Patterns

Sew Fancy Our aim is to provide the fabrics, books, patterns and supplies that you need for the needle arts you are always reading about in the media, including Heirloom Sewing, Smocking, and Embroidery.

A Stitch at a Time Porcelain Doll Kits Patterns Completed Dolls

TWIN PINES OF MAINE, INC. Doll clothes cleaning

Sandy's Doll Designs An in home doll studio on beautiful Vancouver Island. Dolls and doll clothes

Heirloom Doll Costumes & Restoration A full-service doll repair and costuming shop specializing in the professional restoration of antique bisque and "china" porcelain

Martha Pullen Company opens a doorway to a world of inspiration for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality imported and domestic products, as well as education through broadcasting, publication, and formal instruction.

Lydia's Heirloom Sewing Center

Zucker's Feather Products Feathers of all kinds and sizes: Marabou, ostrich plumes, pheasant, turkey, chicken, goose, pigeon, duck, peacock, rhea, boas, hackle, feathers for crafts, feathers for sportsmen, feathers for the fashion industry, feathers for the movie and entertainment industries.

Genevieve's for those interested in the finest in imported French and
English Laces, Swiss embroideries, beautiful imported fabrics and trims,
patterns, books and supplies for your delicate Heirloom Sewing, Doll
Costuming and Smocking Projects.

Connecticut Doll Artists a collaboration of doll artists in Connecticut
representing the diverse styles and interests of its participants. On the following pages, you will see a combined offering of available greenware, costuming and ideas to share.

Linda Horne's Doll Closet We make clothing and patterns for modern reproduction porcelain dolls.

Handmades Heirloom sewing, smocking, sewing machines

Kathy's Kreations: Doll Jewelry & Doll Accessories-- wide selection.

Sweet-Somethings Doll Clothes We offer a great variety of doll clothes, and one of the best selections of doll shoes, doll accessories and doll furniture.

Hilda's Heirloom Dolls Heirloom Sewing & Porcelain Dolls ranging from 9" to 23" in size, Doll outfits, hats & accessories to fit all size dolls. Baby blankets & dresses. Giftware, including Heirloom table-cloths, cushions and framed embroidery

Knight's Thread Express Silk thread, ribbons, fabrics and more

Heirlooms Forever Smocking, laces, fabrics, notions, books

Highland lace is made in the traditional manner on antique looms in Scotland. We use only the finest cotton yarns to weave our exquisite patterns and produce handmade items with a feeling of nostalgia from a gentler age. Our heirloom cotton lace accessories includes table linens, bridal & baby accessories, Victorian sewing accessories and a full range of curtains.

Heirlooms by Suzanna quality Heirloom Fabrics, great selection of beautiful French and English Cotton Laces, Swiss Embroideries, and Swiss Motifs. I carry only the best quality and offer it at a reasonable price, with periodic specials

Tailoring, Sewing, etc. How to draft patterns for men's vests, men's pants, women's bodice & sleeve & skirt slopers, etc. Some info on alterations & fitting. Some of my past tailoring projects: notes, pics, tips, etc... My links to sewing \ tailoring \ fashion \ crafts \ etc.-related stuff. Very useful site!

The Multilingual Textile Dictionary


Inspiration Sites

These sites are primarily for costumers sewing for full-sized people, but you will find these very useful in creating authentic antique reproduction outfits for your dolls.

Creative Garb by Katrina Marie Romance With a Rennaissance Flair-- inspiring pictures of authentic clothing. Those who can draft patterns for their dolls will want to look at this site.

Costume Society of America's Homepage

Victorian Fashion Pages Lots of useful info on victorian sewing techniques, styles, and lessons online in millinery! Loads of info for costumers. The site is focused on full-sized costuming but if you are dressing a reproduction antique or fantasy artist doll you must look through this site!

Sewing Central Your Source for Historic Patterns and Fabric (Full-size human patterns.)

Dragonfly Designs Your source for historical, fantasy, and uniquely elegant accessories, costumes and gifts.

Harper House Vintage sewing patterns for the Re-enactor, costumer, or hopeless romantic.

MoiRandall's historically-inspired original clothing designs for the Science Fiction, Renaissance Faire, and Fantasy Literature enthusiast.

Past Patterns The Historical Pattern Company Dedicated to Accuracy

AlterYears for the Costumer offers historical, ethnic dance and specialty patterns, a vast collection of hard to find costume books, supplies and accessories.


Brigade of the American Revolution Pattern Price List

La Mode Bagatelle Gracefully Rendered Historical Patterns

The "Tin Box" Patterns

La Couturière Parisienne: How-to make corests, hoop skirts and more