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Low Neck Smock

Pictures will be coming!

Pattern: Elizabethan Smock Pattern Generator at The Elizabethan Costuming Page.

Fabric: 3.5 oz bleached linen from Fabrics-store.com.

Notes: The original version was made with bleached muslin. It worked so well, that I saw no reason to make another. Then I discovered what nice smocks and shirts are created when using 3.5 oz bleached linen. I scream, you scream, we all scream for LINEN! (That little comment is inspired by a certain HS teacher, the WCL HS class of '75 and a couple of members of the Luther College class of '79. Those were the days...)

High Neck Smock

   
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Pattern: Margo Anderson's Historic Costuming Patterns.

Size: 10

Fabric: 3.5 oz bleached linen from Fabrics-store.com.

Note: Collar and cuffs are interfaced with two layers of silk organza. The collar needs to be redone for the third time (fourth, if you count the time I sewed on the ruffle with the wrong side out) because it is too tight for me to tolerate around my neck.

Another note: As of September 5, 2005, I completed the redo of the collar. It is now comfortable to wear.

Man's Shirt

     
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Photographed on corseted Lady Margaret because I have no male dress dummies.

Pattern: Margo Anderson's Historic Costuming Patterns.

Size: 44 or 46. (I can't remember!)

Fabric: 3.5 oz bleached linen from Fabrics-store.com.

Notes: Collar and cuffs are interfaced with two layers of silk organza.

This shirt is perfect, or as perfect as I will ever achieve.

Leine

   
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Pattern: Reconstructing History.

Fabric: 3.5 oz bleached linen from Fabrics-store.com.

Notes: I used my ruffler foot, which was set to do .25 inch deep pleats, on the neckline. I also modified the neckline slightly. I raised the front panel two inches above the junction of the gusset and sleeve. I raised the back panel four inches above the junction of the gusset and sleeve.

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