Good afternoon, folks! A lot has been going on despite how quiet the site has become. I’ll post more on it later, but in other words, I have more time available to me now. This time has so wonderfully allowed me to work on a much needed project:

What the item is: 1780s Linen Shift

The Challenge: #1: Procrastination

Fabric/Materials: Linen Fabric, Linen Thread

Pattern: Authentic shapes/construction

Year: 1780s

Notions: none

How historically accurate is it? 99% (because who knows?)

Hours to complete: 16+

First worn: TBD

Total cost: $25

 

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This project has long been overdue. I have needed a good shift for ages, and I decided to make this one entirely handstitched (averaging 25-30 stitches per inch) It took a while. Nothing is fancy other than some piecing the sleeves at the back. Pictures show the garment after it had been thrown in the wash. Enjoy!

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Just some of the MANY little stitches I had to do.

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Underarm Gussets

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More teeny stitching

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Piecing

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