18th Century Shirt – Part 3

Shirt Construction This is not a transcription. The pattern is slightly modified from Deb Najecki’s original, which can be found here, along with notes on it by Ruth Hodges. This is part 3 of the pattern article. This is a guide to help people create a shirt for the time period using free community resources […]

18th Century Shirt – Part 2

18th Century Shirt Pattern This is based on Deb Najecki’s instructions. With modifications based on suggestions from the 18th Century community. The original with with notes can be found here. Thread: Hand sewing most of what I work on, I always wax my thread with beeswax. This keeps it from twisting and knotting. Best Linen […]

18th Century Shirt – Part 1

Where This Pattern Originates Most of this post is not from my personal research. In combining research others have done and posting it here, all of the information I have used in making shirts is in one place. I am not a shirt expert. The pattern is a pattern that Deb Najecki shared freely, with […]

Deb Najecki’s Shirt Pattern

I am sharing Deb Najecki’s Shirt Pattern here. There are three blog entries concerning this pattern on this site.

The Stealing of a Shirt

Assumptions One of my biggest pet peeves in the hobby is the ideas we have about stealing things. I often hear people stating that someone in the time period is likely to be stealing items. “Where are their clothes from?” “Oh they stole it.” With the myriad of options, why would the most likely option […]