RH104 — 1600s Shirts & Shifts

(4 customer reviews)


16th century Men’s and Women’s Shirts sewing pattern



Make your 17th century underwear with our easy-to-use pattern!

Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for men’s and women’s shirts. Variations include three different sleeves and two collar options. Wider, noble shirt options also included. Multisized to fit chests 32″-60″. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
3 oz – 5 oz linen, white, natural or half-bleached

Yardage Requirements:
Medium shirt ” 2¼ yards ~57″ wide
Large shirt ” 2¼ yards ~57″ wide
Small shift ” 3¼ yards ~57″ wide
Large shift ” 3½ yards ~57″ wide

all: linen or silk sewing thread, or equivalent
optional for all: bobbin lace, needlelace, or cutwork trim, silk embroidery floss

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.


Additional information

Weight 0.31 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

4 reviews for RH104 — 1600s Shirts & Shifts

  1. Elisabeth Franklin

    Great pattern. Used it to make an Elizabethan smock. Worked great.

  2. anon.

    So, at Estrella, I was walking along, wearing clothes made off of your patterns and the 17th C buff boots, and this incredibly attractive baroness pulls alongside me in her truck and says “Damn…you look so good, I almost wrecked my truck just now!”

  3. robert c perry

    love the historical accuracy of your patterns, very pleased, highly recommend

  4. Paul Wragg Sykes

    Easy to follow for a sewing novice, producing a wonderfully authentic garment. Excellent historical information included, enabling informed creativity in embellishments. Highly recommended!

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