A shift is one thing a person cannot be without when portraying an early 19th century lady. 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 - Late 1790s - 1820s
Fabric: cotton lawn
"Hand Sewn" indicates an item that is made with the most historically accurate methods possible. "Hand Finished" looks entirely correct on the outside, but contains modern interior seam finishes.
Time period: 1740s - 1760s
Thread: linen (+ cotton if hand finished)
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As these items are made to order, please indicate if you need this by a specific date. Usually, turnaround time is about 8-10 weeks from purchase.