204 Missouri River Boatman's Shirt


Misses 6-20; Men's 34-48.

This roomy pullover work shirt was worn by hard-working raftsmen and fur traders on the rivers of 1800s America. The casual style is perfect for all types of today's labors, as well as pleasures. This shirt is popular with historical reenactors at Civil War and other historic events. Full sleeves with underarm gussets gathered and attached into a shoulder yoke. A narrow and convertible cuff, neck gusset set into the shoulders gathers into a simple turned back collar, which is loosely fastened with a tape tie. Instructions for cross-stitch monogram and needle-lace godet for front opening are included.

Suggested fabrics: Light or medium-weight shirting fabrics such as broadcloth, homespun, linen, chambray, or silk. The original shirt was made of handwoven linen.

Era: 1800s, Victorian

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