This Early Drop Sleeve Pattern features easy-to-follow instructions for making this cloth shirt that was standard apparel in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Made of calico, muslin, linen or wool, the style endured long after fashion dictated change. Roomy and comfortable for work or play, the practicality of the design is apparent. The Early Drop Sleeve Shirt is styled without a yoke. There is a short stand-up collar variation included with the pattern along with your choice of tucks or gathers for fullness. It may be decorated with ribbons to make an unusually striking shirt for powwows and dances. Included is a complete glossary of terms so that anyone from the novice to the experienced seamstress will be comfortable using the Early Drop Sleeve Pattern and this fine shirt may be made in sizes Small (36) through XX-Large (50).