Quartermistress

Welcome to the Quartermistress page for the First Virginia Regiment.

Kits can be picked up at an event, directly from the Quartermistress, or shipped. Shipping charges can be found on the Order Form page. Please allow one week for shipping or coordinate with the Quartermistress for pickup.

These kits include:

  • Fabric – enough to fit most sizes.
  • Haberdashery (buttons, twill tape, etc.)

These kits do not currently include a pattern or the thread/wax/needle. Pattern suggestions will be offered by the Quartermistress with the kit.

60/2 linen thread is recommended for making clothing. There is no need to match the thread color with the fabric. White thread can have a decorative effect. Thread can be purchased from Wm. Booth Draper or Burnley & Trowbridge. One spool of thread will last a long time. Linen thread should be waxed prior to use (except for buttonholes). Wax can also be purchased from Wm. Booth Draper or Burnley & Trowbridge.

Contact the Quartermistress if you have any questions.

The following offerings are available:

Women’s Kits

Children’s Kits (Girls to age 13 and boys to age 6)

Boy’s Kits (Boys over the age of 6)

Fabric (Donated fabric, various remnants)

Order Form

 

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