This was standard wear for Eastern woodsmen from the French & Indian War until well after the Revolution. Includes several options for cuffs, cape and fringe treatment. Sizes M, L, XL and XXL.
About Your Mountain Man’s Workshirt Pattern
Typical of the simple, but practical, Early American
Frontier clothing style, this work shirt was popular from
approximately 1800 through 1860 and is quite similar to
the shirts often shown by the noted early frontier painter
George Caleb Gingham, as well as, other period artists.
Popular materials for the work shirt included red wool
flannel, white linen and white, or striped, cotton
Our pattern features a stand up collar and sleeves that are gathered
at the cuffs; the loose fit allows complete freedom
of movement and was everyday wear for the mountain
men, fur traders and explorers of the day.
Notions & Tools
3 buttons, thread, pins, scissors, sewing machine, tracing
paper and marking pen.
The Mountain Man Work Shirt lends itself to a variety
of popular materials, any of which will render a handsome
and very authentic product. Red wool flannel,
white linen and white or striped cotton fabrics will serve
you well. In addition to these fabrics, as shown on the
front cover of this pattern, calico, in a variety of color
combinations, will also make a very nice looking work
shirt. As with any period clothing, researching old photos
and museum pieces is always one more way to ensure
authenticity in the finished product.