This is a page for any resources and vendors we have found useful for our historical costuming. Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions. Many of these websites are based overseas but there are a few based in Australia. Unfortunately, not all of these links leads to an online store

Historical Patterns

Fabric and Haberdashery

  • Fabric Cave – Fabric, trim and haberdashery located in Meadowbank NSW.
  • HobbySew – Great selection of patchwork fabrics (perfect for Regency), and notions. Located in Ryde, NSW.
  • E&M Greenfield – Fabric wholesalers open to the public. Located in Surry Hills, NSW.
  • Lace and Beyond – Lace trimming and motifs. Located in Gymea, NSW.
  • Tessuti Fabrics – Fabric shop in several locations around Sydney and has an online store.
  • Hobbysew – Has many shops around Sydney, their collection of patchwork fabric is perfect for Regency and 18th Century.
  • Renaissance Fabrics – Beautiful range of historical reproduction fabrics and trims in natural fibres.
  • Cosplay Fabrics International – Sells unusual fabrics including brocade and fake leather.
  • Fabric Wholesale Direct – Sells a variety of fabric including jacquard, satin and velvet.
  • Tinsel Trading – Beautifully made trims and ribbons.



Historical Resources