This Authentic American Shirt Pattern features easy-to-follow instructions to make the square cut Authentic American Shirt that was commonly made and worn for the first two hundred years of our country's history. By changing fabric and detail this shirt can go from a coarse workman's or woodsman's everyday shirt to a lacy evening accessory. Many mountain men wore this shirt with ruffles when they first entered the fur trade and frequently had their initials embroidered on a cuff. Gathers for fullness and gussets under the arms give this shirt added comfort and options include an ascot tie, ruffled stock and ruffled insert. Four extra inches may be added to the length for winter warmth. The pattern includes sizes Small (36) through size XX-Large (50).