Salem Athenaeum Created Federal-era Clothing
A seamstress was on hand to help create custom gown perfect for the Athenaeum Assembly. While the event has passed, those who are still interested in creating beautiful Regency pieces at home can visit:
Sense and Sensibility Patterns
I've never purchased from them, but scrolling down and viewing all the pieces available (from smart looking Spensers to pretty girls' pinafores) makes me want to dive in and start sewing. I like that all the patterns have real models wearing the pieces, and examples of the patterns for viewing. If some of the patterns look familiar, Simplicity has licensed some of them.
Renee Shelton is a baker and creator of Pastry Sampler. She writes about things she likes or are important to her: the food and service industry, gardening, sewing, and all things pastry. When she isn't barefoot in the kitchen with a dirty apron, you'll find her scouting out old books for her collection.