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English Bodice 1650 - 1800
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Price: $10.00
French Bodice 1650 - 1800
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Price: $10.00

Both bodices are comfortably fitted. The French slopes to center front and back points and has a diagonal neckline; the English has gracefully rounded bottom edges and a horizontal neckline. Both lace in front and are reversible to add wardrobe flexibility.

Chemise and Pettislip 1650 - 1825
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Price: $10.00

The chemise (in two lengths) and pettislip are basic undergarments. The chemise has a neckline drawstring to ensure body conformity; three-quarter length sleeves have drawstrings to create soft ruffled cuffs. The pettislip ties at the waist and has soft gathers for easy movement.

Basic Shell Jacket 1837 - 1890
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Price: $10.00

Our basic pattern is a waist-length fitted jacket with cuffs and a waistband. Instructions are given for making nine major variations - both Union and Confederate - with body style and decorative changes. A pattern insert discusses historical differences.

1790's Frock Coate'
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Price: $10.00

Our double-breasted coate' is short-waisted to show the waistcoat underneath. Cut-away tails are pleated and vented in back. Contrasting fabric is optional for collar and lapels, cuffs, and packet flaps. The frock coate' is worn with our drop-front breeches (or trousers after 1805).

Five Shirt Styles 1700 - 1820
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Price: $10.00

Five basic shirt styles in one pattern! All have a dropped shoulder line with full sleeves, underarm gussets, and buttoned cuffs. Four styles, with front openings to mid-chest, offer three collar choices, plain or pleated front panels, and ruffles. The fifth style (Rifle shirt) is a wrap around with fringe down the front opening.

 Frock Coat 1830 - 1870
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Price: $15.00
Revised for either single or double-breasted for military officers, Union or Confederate. Sizes range 40-46 chest.

The single-breasted frock coat fits the body snugly; fitted sleeves, adorned with buttons, taper to the wrist. The skirt wraps from open front panels to a fashionable split back with decorative inserts. A contrasting lapel is optional.  

Drop Front Breeches or Trousers 1750 - 1820
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Price: $10.00

The front fall and pocket flaps button to the contoured waistband in front. The waistband has lacing and a gusset in back to ensure a comfortable fit; soft back pleats give seat fullness and easy movement. Breeches have button leg plaquets and fitted bands just below the knee.

Waistcoat 1750 - 1778
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Price: $10.00

The waistcoat features a rounded neckline and it buttons to just below the waist. The front pockets have decorative three-point flaps over the welted openings. The waistcoat's back panels are 4" shorter then the front panels and are vented center back for ease of movement. This pattern complements our drop-front breeches.

Men's Western Vest 1860 - 1890
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Price: $10.00

Our single-breasted, five-button western vest is highlighted by a shawl collar to mid-chest. The body is tapered with front darts. Welting gives the two front pockets and left breast pocket a finished look. A back belt with buckle to adjust fit and provide a decorative touch is optional.

Ladies' Riding Habit 1730 - 1870
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Price: $10.00

The fitted bodice of the ladies' riding habit has front and back V's at the waist that create an elegant look. Skirt fullness is achieved by pleats at the hips and graceful falls over the back. The rounded collar, three lobed pocket flaps, and large buttoned cuffs are of contrasting material. This pattern is versatile - with a gathered skirt it is correct to 1820; with a six-gored skirt, to 1870.

Trade Shirt 1830 - 1860
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Price: $10.00

A later style, differing from the "Five Shirt" in that it has a narrower collar and a tapered set-in sleeve.

Ladies' Dress 1750 - 1785
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Price: $15.00 (New Price)

The dress styles, the robe à l' Anglaíse and the short gown or compére. The pattern instructions are for a lined bodice, to allow for the wearing with or without the chemise. Included patterns for Farthingales and Engageantes.

Button-Fly Trousers 1850 - 1900
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Price: $10.00

These trousers are historically accurate, for 'roomy' fit, and will require braces or suspenders. An optional waistband is included for those that may want a more tailored appearance.

Work Dress 1860 - 1870
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Price: $10.00

A simple cotton dress, with either a "Fitted" or "O" Type bodice. It has off the shoulder full sleeves, and a choice of either a pleated or "gauged" skirt. In two separate envelopes, bust sizes 26" - 36" and sizes 38" - 49"

French Fly Breeches 1690 - 1750
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Price: $10.00

With the disappearance of the "petticoat breeches" and the "Spanish Breeches", along with the shorter waistcoats and coats about 1690, the "French Fly" came into popularity.

Ladies' Kinsale/Hooded Cape1300-1800

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Price:  $15.00

Choose either the Kinsale cape or the Hooded cape; one size fits all

 

Men's Cape 1600-1800

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Price:  $15.00

Two Button Closure; with single capelet and a collar.  One size fits all

 


 

Military Gaiters/Wool Leggings

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Price:  $15.00

Three styles included:  military, wool leggins and half gaiters.  Appropriate for French & Indian and Rev. War (1755-1780), military units and militia groups.
 

Ladies' Partial Boned Stays 

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Price:  $15.00
These stays are "working woman" stays, allowing for bending and working while being properly stayed.  Directions in 18th century tradition and a modern adaptation using bone casing instead of four layers of fabric.
 

 

Ladies' Two Jacket Styles 1760-1785

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 Price:  $15.00

Derived from Nancy Bradfield's Costume in Detail, 1760-1775 and the right-hand view is based on Costume Close-Up by Linda Baumgarten & John Watson, dated 1775-1785.
 
 
TAILOR'S GUIDE - The Making and Repairing of Trousers, Vests, and Coats
Price: $20.00
This book, first published about 1815, has been rewritten and published in 1995.  It details the tailor's art, from hand stitching and repairing to drafting patterns from measurements, for coats, vest and trousers, from long held secrets of the tailor.  The details for our button-fly trousers and 1838 Frock Coat, came from this book - a must have in your library.