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Full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for early 19th century (1800-1840) men’s shirts based on extant examples. Multisized to fit chests 32″-60″. Embellishment suggestions included.
Suggested Fabrics: 3 oz – 5 oz linen or cotton, white, natural or half-bleached
Medium shirt ” 2¼ yards ~57″ wide
Large shirt ” 2¼ 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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