Resources

Below is a list of some well-known Civil War vendors and sutlers but this is far from being a thorough list. There are several more that are reputable and affordable. I highly recommend spending time looking at these sites and many others to see what fits your style and your budget.

Most of the resources listed sell not just the item I have pointed out, but several items you may prefer.

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Two places I always start with whenever planning a new dress or outfitting my son or husband are:

Ebay
Esty

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Vendors

Blockade Runner
(undergarments, stockings, shoes, simple work dresses)

Fall Creek Sutlery
(hoops, shoes)

Treadle Treasures
(Heather does very comfortable working corset)

The Paper Lady
(usually at events, but you can contact her for a fitting)

Originals by Kay

Originals by Kay – Corsets

Robert Land Historic Shoes
(highly recommended, but expensive. May not be your first pair of boots, but something to think about for the future)

Timely Tresses
(bonnet patterns, ribbons, trimmings, etc.)

Miller’s Millinery
(lovely items! They are pricey, but great place to look for ideas)

Victorian Bonnets

The Colonel’s Lady

Lavender’s Green

Robin Stokes
(she also sells on Ebay)

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Patterns and Ideas

The Sewing Academy

The James Country Mercantile

(also most sutlers have patterns for sale and there are many ladies happy to point you in the right direction for patterns)