​Audubon Pilgrimage Costume Resource Informaton

To accurately represent the historic authenticity of the period, Pilgrimage costumes and accessories should conform to the style, fabric, trim and decorative elements of the early Romantic Period, specifically 1820 – 1824. The websites below represent products from a range of time periods. This list is a work in progress. It is meant to be modified over time, as new or better resources emerge. Contact Yvonne Leak (225-324-1710 yleak@lsu.edu) with additional recommendations.  If you would like to receive additional information guides for women's costumes or children's costumes, please contact the Museum at 225-635-6330 or email your request.


Dressmakers
• Laura West Albritton 225-721-3424 laurawest87@gmail.com Zachary, LA
• Holly Leblanc 504-339-3334 hrodick@yahoo.com Woodville, MS
• Susan Maryman 225-635-3039 smaryman@bellsouth.net
St. Francisville, LA
• Mary Williams 985-624-9098 home miann@bellsouth.net Mandeville, LA 504-234-3588 cell
Hat Makers
• Caroline Alberstadt (225) 247-4240 cell calberstadt@gmail.com
• St. Francisville, LA


Men’s and Women’s Clothing and Accessories
• www.etsy.com/redthreaded (Regency short and long corsets)
• www.gentlemansemporium.com
• St. Francis Art and Antiques (Stirling’a Booth – hats, petticoats, gloves, jewelry, etc.) 11914 Ferdinand Street, St. Francisville, LA
• www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com
• www.steampunkemporium.com
• www.jastownsend.com


Fabric and Trim Stores and Websites
New Orleans
Promenade Fabrics
1520 St. Charles Avenue
504–522-1488
Baton Rouge
MY Sewing Shoppe (Bocage Village)
7630 Old Hammond Highway
www.mysewingshoppebernina.com
225-218-2250
Other local stores:
• Jo Ann’s
• All Brands (good quality cotton batiste)
• Hobby Lobby
• The Cotton Patch, Brookhaven, MS


Online fabric sources:
• www.bandjfabrics.com
• www.c&j textiles.com
• www.jbsilks.com
• www.dharmatrading.com
• www.exoticsilks.com
• www.denverfabrics.com
• www.graylinelinen.com
• www.lsfabrics.com
• www.mjtrim.com (buttons, ribbon, braid, etc.)
• www.tinseltrading.com
• www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com
Garment Patterns (refer to those from Regency Period)
Please be sure to make the appropriate adjustments to patterns based on the guidelines outlined in the “Let’s Make Costumes” handout. Seamstresses should make muslin fitting of pattern to ensure proper fit and fullness of silhouette.
• www.etsy.com/redthreaded (Regency short and long corsets)
• www.oldtimepatterns.com
• www.sensibility.com
• www.lafnmoon.com
• www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com.
• www.longago.com
• www.pemberley.com


All patterns may need adjustments for fit and fullness. Women’s Butterick B6630 (good basic silhouette; features evening wear neckline and needs more fullness in back to be period appropriate); McCalls 4286, 3949 or Butterick 3762, P289 (children’s patterns). The West Feliciana Historical Society has a few basic patterns that can be copied.


Shoes and Boots
• www.americanduchess.com
• www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com
• www.fugawee.com (Colonial women’s shoes)
• www.ladiesemporium.com
• www.robertlandhistoricshoes.com
• www.sarahjuniper.co.uk
• www.shoes of prey.com (smoking slipper style; offered in variety of materials and colors)

 

Gloves
• www.leatherglovesonline.com
Hats, Bonnets, and Supplies
• www.hatsupply.com/historical.html (#BFH 011, #BFH 012)
• www.hatsbyleko.com
• www.dirtybillyshats.com
• www.hatcrafters.com/straw-bonnet
Fleur de Paris (custom millinery) Yvonne LaFleur (custom millinery)
523 Royal Street 8131 Hampson Street
New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA 70118
504-525-1899 504-866-9666


Costume History Books and Websites
• http://www.maggiemayfashions.com/regency.html
• Ackerman’s Costume Plates, Women’s Fashions in England, 1818-1828 Dover Publications, Inc. New York 1978.
• Arnold, Janet, Patterns of Fashion, Wace and Co. Ltd. 1964.
• Bradfield, Nancy, Costume in Detail 1730-1930, Plays, Inc. 1968.
• Brooks, Iris, English Children’s Costume Since 1775, A&C Black 1930
• Cunnington, C. Willett, English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, Dover Publications, Inc. New York 1990.
• Johnston, Lucy, Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail, V&A Publishing, 2009.
• McClellan, Elisabeth, Historic Dress in America, Benjamin Blom, Inc. 1937.
• Sichel, Marion, History of Children’s Costume, Batsford Academic and Educational, Ltd. 1983.
• Worrell, Estelle Ainsley, Early American Costume, Stackpole Books, 1975

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