It's the early 19th century. Salons are all the rage. Rub elbows with Mary Shelley, Bryon, or even Keats. This shirt was inspired by none other than George Sand, a French author known for cross dressing. She also took a man's name. She routinely wore mens clothing to promote equality of the sexes.
This Poet's shirt was worn by non-poets in between 1820 and 1830 with the collar turned up and carefully tied with a cravat (View A). Young boys would wear it with a ruffle (View B). The Cravat pattern is included. The period detailing information also includes instructions for tying the cravat.
Light weight to medium weighht fabric is recommended. Shirtweight cotton, linen, silk, or blends of challis, crepe, batiste, or satin can be used. The pattern has cutting lines for sizes small, medium, and large. See back of the pattern for measurements. If you are having a hard time reading it, convo me.
Folkwear has been in business a long time and is still in business today. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer. This pattern is new, not used or vintage.
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Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
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