I thought in this post I would share with you the pattern sites that I have in my "go to" file. While I do have many of the "Big 3" patterns, I also own patterns from stores who specialize in historically accurate patterns. In no particular order, here they are
Rocking Horse Farms
Sense and Sensibility
The Mantua Maker
Laughing Moon Mercantile
Patterns of History
Lynn McMasters hat patterns
I think that's all. Many of these lovely pattern sites have blogs and tutorials and you can e.mail them with questions. Awesome!
This site also offers reviews for those of you who would like to read about the patterns you are sewing....personally, I tend to not agree with lots of reviews that I read (take movies for instance), but I would like to post this here for those of you who value others' reviews.
The Greater Bay Area Costume Guild Pattern Review