Make yourself some linens!
Hot on the heels of the flowing garments of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance ushered in the Golden Age of the tailor’s art. Clothing took on impossible shapes and radical forms. But one element of dress harked back to its medieval antecedents: the shirt.
Use our pattern, based on extant examples and period tailor’s manuals, for early 19th century (1800-1840) men’s shirts.
Fits chests up to 60″. All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: 3-5oz linen, white or natural or half-bleached
Notions: 40/2 linen thread or equivalent; (optional) bobbin lace, needle lace,cut-work trim, silk embroidery floss
Yardage Requirements: 2¼ yards ~57” wide