The Textiles Society textilesociety.org.uk/ textile-links/ museums.php This has links to costume museums, organisations and online resources such as the London Sewing Machine Museum, the Embroiderer’s Guild and the Crafts Study Centre.
London Sewing Machine Museum
craftysewer.com/ acatalog/ London_ Sewing_ Machine_ Museum.html Vintage sewing machine exhibits in a large store selling sewing, haberdashery and crafts supplies. Fashion Era fashion- era.com/ the_ seamstress.htm Includes information on the types of dressmaker/seamstress and their working conditions from Victorian age onwards.
Victorian and Albert Museum
vam.ac.uk Includes examples of a wide array of fashion and accessories. Fashion Museum, Bath fashionmuseum.co.uk Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH Findmypast and Ancestry findmypast.co.uk and ancestry.co.uk Features directories such as Kelly’s and the post office.
Historical Directories of England and Wales
specialcollections.le.ac.uk/ cdm/ landingpage/ collection/ p16445coll4. Digitised trade directories covering England and Wales (1760s to 1910s).