A shift is one thing a person cannot be without when portraying an 18th century lady. They were worn as the layer of clothing closest to the skin, there to protect outer garments from the body.
"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.
This shift features very full sleeves that are gathered into a slim cuff. The sleeves may be tied closed with cotton tapes (included) or completed with sleeve buttons (coming soon).
Time period: 1740s - 1760s
Thread: linen (+ cotton if hand finished)
A request for measurements will be sent to the email used at checkout.
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.