A shift is essential whether you’re a reenactor, living history interpreter, or historical costumer. These kits have everything you need to make the perfect garment with the measuring and cutting already taken care of.
UPDATE: Shift kits are now made in standardized sizes. Please check the sizing information below and choose your size accordingly. Thank you!
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
For smaller or larger sizes, please contact me for a custom kit.
Fabric: 100% cotton lawn
Unlike the 18th century shift kit, this style offers a drawstring neckline variation.
- illustrated instructions for shift making
- pre-cut shift body, gores, and sleeves
- full spool of thread
- silk thread with lettering examples
Cover photo is detail from the painting “Seamstress” by Christian Seybold