Civilian Coordinator preferred patterns are starred (**). These patterns may be preferred for ease of use, accuracy, or both. Patterns listed on this page have been used or have been purchased and reviewed by the Civilian Coordinator.
If you want to use a pattern not on this list please ask the Civilian Coordinator. That pattern will be reviewed and, if approved, will be added to the list. So don’t hesitate to ask and suggest!
Note: Make sure you discuss fabric choice with Quartermistress of Civilian Coordinator. The right garment in the wrong fabric is still wrong and will not be permitted. Linen and Wool are the most commonly used fabrics for our impressions. Cotton and Silk may also be appropriate depending on use. Please also avoid obviously modern colors when selecting fabric.
**Woman’s Shift: Second Half of the 18th Century (1750-1800)
**Woman’s and Girl’s Caps 1740-1820 (Views A and B)
18th Century Half-boned Stays for a Fashionable Shape
Robe a l’Anglaise or English Nightgown (View B)
A Fine Collection of Ladies’ Jackets for Undress Wear
Note: These are marketed as “a workshop in a pattern.” While the cost is higher than most patterns, the detailed instructions are HIGHLY worth the investment.
18th Century Knitted Women’s Mitts
Online (Free!) Patterns
Sharon Burnston – Shifts
Sharon Burnston – 18th Century Quilted Waistcoat (Not for use as an outer garment and should be work under gown/jacket/bedgown)
Sharon Burnston – Infant Layette
Marquise – Bedgown (Note: This is a French pattern but is included due to the general lack of available English patterns. Still, the preferred bedgown pattern is from At the Sign of the Golden Scissors and is listed above.)