Mountain Man Work Shirt 1800s American Frontier Style sizes S-XXL - Missouri River Sewing Pattern # 004


Missouri River Sewing Pattern 4799-500-004
Mountain Man Work Shirt

Pattern includes sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded, complete with instructions.

~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~

Missouri River patterns are printed on paper for more durability and ease of use.

This is an excellent pattern for creating an historic shirt for Rendezvous, Mountain Man, Muzzleloading or Reenactment related events.

Typical of the simple, but practical, early American clothing styles, this was the common, everyday shirt worn by laborers, settlers, traders, gentlemen and explorers. Shirts of this period were a pull over style and much longer than those of today, normally reaching to below mid-thigh. With this extra long length, they could be tucked into the breeches, thus doubling as an undergarment. The sleeves were much fuller and gathered at the cuff, and the overall loose fit of the shirt allowed complete freedom of movement. Our pattern has all of these features, plus a conventional, square cut collar; however, period paintings show that the standup style collar was popular as well.

Popular from the middle of the 18th century through the mid-19th century, this authentic pattern is based on surviving museum examples, period paintings by noted artists Charles Willson Peale, Alfred Jacob Miller and George Caleb Bingham, as well as several period and secondary source documents.

Includes complete, illustrated instructions for easy assembly.

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