RH815 — 18thc Men’s Shirts & Drawers

(1 customer review)


Colonial Men’s Underwear sewing pattern



Buy our pattern and make yourself some linens.

Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for 18th century men’s shirts and drawers based on extant examples. 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

Drawers  3 yards ~57″ wide

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

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Additional information

Weight 255 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH815 — 18thc Men’s Shirts & Drawers

  1. swbradney

    A good basic 18th century shirt, we only made the shirt from this pattern and can not comment on the Drawers. Good instructions and it went together well. This was our 1st attempt at 18th century garments so we did have to go back and make improvements, proper gathers at the shoulder and cuffs mostly, we take the blame rather then the pattern, but a section on stroked gathers maybe helpful. That said we were able to create a historical accurate shirt from this pattern.

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