Fabric: Linen & cotton
Pattern: Self drafted using knowledge of making shifts and images on pinterest of exhaunt shirts
Year: 18th century, but could pass for earlier and later as its ment to be a generic pirate shirt
Notions: Buttons, thread
How historically accurate is it? Well I used linen which is correct fabric, I used period shirts as reference, but I machine sewed the main seams for speed. I also found I didn't have enough linen so I had to make cuff and collar out of 100% cotton.
Hours to complete: Took me two days of sewing mixture of machine and hand sewing.
First worn: for fittings
Total cost: Approx. £20
Notes: This item although its a "man's" shirt will be worn by me (female). Its for a pirate costume I have an idea for...plus a poet style shirt comes in handy for different outfits and it would make a cosy nighty.