A shift is one thing you cannot be without when portraying an early 19th century feminine person. They were worn as the layer of clothing closest to the skin, there to protect outer garments from the body.
These shifts feature a drawstring neckline and short sleeves that finish in a tidy hem.
Time period - 1790s - 1820s
Fabric: cotton lawn or lightweight linen
Thread: cotton and/or linen
These items are not very fitted, but if you would prefer a shift cut to your measurements, please fill out the custom order form found at the top of the website.
A - up to 36" chest & 11" upper arm
B - up to 44” chest & 14" upper arm
C - up to 52” chest & 17" upper arm
D - up to 60" chest & 20" upper arm
Made to order. Ships within 4-6 weeks.