18th Century Early American Ruffled Shirts

Ruffled Shirts

Early American Men’s Shirts

Early American Men’s Shirts served a purpose. It was made in a pullover style with one button at the neck. They were worn as an undergarment to absorb bodily dirt and oil at a time when laundering clothes and washing the body were not a frequent occurrence. The shirt was knee length which was necessary because the shirt was also used as a night shirt and was the only form of underwear worn by most men.

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Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction Cranberry

Shirt - Ruffled Reproduction Dark Red
Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction Cranberry

Our historically accurate Cranberry ruffled long shirt is perfect for Living History re-enactors!  It will also make a striking alternative to a Ribbon Shirt for your Traditional Native American Dance Regalia! You will love the rich Cranberry Red color!

Our seamstress makes our shirts of cotton fabric that is ready-to-wear soft. Each shirt has one button at the neck and button sleeves.

Medium size 36″ long and 24″ wide across the chest.

Large size measures 36″ long and 26″ wide across the chest.

Xlarge size measures 40″ long and 29″ wide across the chest.

XXlarge size measures 42″ long and 32″ wide across the chest.

Note: chest measurement are with the shirt laying flat,   measuring from armpit to armpit.

 

Available in Men’s Small, Medium, Large, X Large and XX Large.

We also offer this shirt in White and Natural!

Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction Natural

Shirt - Ruffled Reproduction Natural
Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction Natural

Our historically accurate Natural ruffled long shirt is perfect for Living History re-enactors!  It will also make a striking alternative to a Ribbon Shirt for your Traditional Native American Dance Regalia!

Our seamstress makes our shirts of cotton fabric that is ready-to-wear soft. Each shirt has one button at the neck and button sleeves.

The Large size measures 36″ long and 26″ wide across the body.

Available in Men’s Medium, Large, X Large and XX Large.

We also offer this shirt in White and Cranberry!

Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction White

Shirt - Ruffled Reproduction White
Shirt – Ruffled Reproduction White

Our historically accurate ruffled long shirt is perfect for Living History re-enactors! It will also make a nice alternative to a Ribbon Shirt for your Traditional Native American Dance Regalia!

Our seamstress makes our shirts of cotton fabric that is ready-to-wear soft. Each shirt has one button at the neck and button sleeves.

The Large size measures 36″ long and 26″ wide across the body.

Available in Men’s Medium, Large, X Large and XX Large.

We also offer this shirt in Cranberry and Natural!

Pattern – Plume Ruffled Ribbon Shirt

Pattern - Plume Ruffled Ribbon Shirt
Pattern – Plume Ruffled Ribbon Shirt

Make your own Native American Ruffled Ribbon Shirt with our Plume Pattern! This pattern features a short pleated collar ruffled cuffs.  Choose solid colors or traditional calico. Add as much ribbon trim as you like!

If you use 45″ wide fabric you will need 3 1/8 yards for a Small – Medium shirt.  X Large or XX Large Shirts require 3 3/4 yards. You will also need ribbon trim and two buttons (or more if you wish).

This pattern includes instructions for sizes Small (36″ chest) to XX Large (50″ chest). We recommend Cotton or Cotton blend fabric.

Read our article about Native American Ribbon Shirts!

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