A manual for the Construction of 18th Century Woman's Shifts c. 1750's-1790's Constructed in the period manner
Pattern By: Larkin and Smith
Sizes per pattern S-M-L
Made in the USA
Within each pattern is the new shift book that covers in detail the 18th century woman's shift. Learn how to do the fine stitching and gathering that are the hallmarks of the 18th century shift along with period artwork to guide you. This pattern will walk you through the construction of a shift with techniques based on documented 18th century extant examples. Although full size pattern pieces are not given, directions for measuring the human body are given so a shift made to fit an individual's shape can be excellently executed. A full alphabet along with discussion for marking your shift is included.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 August, 2019.