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Henry Hall

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You Tube costumers
« on: February 16, 2019, 07:58:09 AM »
There are, as you'll know, a lot of costume seamstresses/seamsters on the old YT, but this one below is one I like watching. She hand sews everything in an effort to preserve authenticity and it's nice to watch.

It pokes a bit of a hole in the 'Americans don't hand-sew' remark. She also seems a very pleasant character. Here she is making a shift/chemise from linen.



‘Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Re: You Tube costumers
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 01:55:18 PM »
Thanks Henry. She is pleasant.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 12:45:55 AM »
Yes, she is very pleasant and did a nice job of it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 07:54:22 PM »
Thank you. Loved the video.

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 09:40:47 AM »
I have loved this type of clothing since I began to sew clothes for myself in the early 1980's - almost as long ago as when they were fashionable.

My starting point was Folkware Patterns ( https://www.folkwear.com ), they go into some level of detail in construction.

The Ladies Chemise pattern is very lovely- https://www.folkwear.com/collections/vintage/products/223-a-ladys-chemise?variant=35454385486





The male equivalent is the linen shirt - the standard male undergarment for hundreds of years.  There are now many versions of this shown on pinterest.

I've made this one.

https://www.folkwear.com/collections/vintage/products/204-missouri-river-boatmans-shirt?variant=35178008334

I love wearing it.

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Re: You Tube costumers
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 02:45:53 AM »
These are currently considered the best-researched and most accurate patterns for a late 18th-century American shift and shirt:
https://atthesignofthegoldenscissors.com/products/manual-for-18th-century-womens-shifts
https://atthesignofthegoldenscissors.com/products/a-manual-of-18thc-shirtmaking

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 03:39:17 AM »
Nice!

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 06:59:42 AM »
I like the look of 18thC shirts and I've even made one. I can't wear it though, except as a nightshirt. The dropped shoulder is irritating and they are just too roomy.

I've thought about doing one with a more fitted shape; somewhat like the ones Peter Gilmore wore in The Onedin Line.
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Re: You Tube costumers
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 09:59:51 AM »
Thank's for that A. Farrell :)

I do agree with you Henry Hall. I even made mine super modest like the one worn by Lee Marvin in Paint Your Wagon. They do make a dramatic summer afternoon though.