Regency Patterns
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Regency Ladies' Dressings
Regency Ladies' Outer Garments
Regency Ladies' Undergarments
Regency Ladies' Accessories

Regency Children

Regency Men's Clothing
Regency Men's Accessories and Undergarments

Regency Ladies' Dressings
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#FW215 Empire Dress Multi-Sized, Misses 6-16 $14.95
We like this pattern very much as a good, basic Empire-line dress. The narrow bodice is gathered into a skirt that is slim in front and fuller in back for proper period appearence. It includes two sleeve variations (both short), and an optional full-length train and sleeve details. Note that for day wear, the sleeves should be changed for three-quarter or full length ones, but both sleeve variations included are perfect for evening wear or for dancing! For true Empire correctness, the shoulder seam must be moved a couple inches down the back -- but otherwise, the construction is very good. In fact, we use this pattern a lot as a jumping-off point when we're drafting our own designs or copying designs from a period image. It's definitely a good one to have in your arsenal! Sizing chart

 #MM1810-1 Regency Frock Multi-Sized Petite - X-Large $19.25

From one of the foremost costumers in the business, this is a really wonderful dress, with truly authentic period cut and styling. It has what is known as a "Bodice with Casings": there are four rows of drawstrings at the neckline, which hold the well-cut square period neckline in place without gapping (yay!). This dress can be made up in day or evening (dance) lengths, and with long or short sleeves -- as shown in the drawing, there are several sleeve variations included. Decoration ideas and variations are included, as are historical notes and period sewing techniques. Sizing chart

 #CWSS-03 Country Wives' Settlement Series, Clothing for a Working Woman - Early 19th Century: A Bed Gown Set $24.00

This extremely useful pattern includes patterns for an English bed gown (also available below as part of the set, Country Wives' Caps for the Working Poor Mid-18th Century to Early 19th Century, #CWH04), a pocket, cutting diagrams for a short-sleeved chemise created from originals in the collection of the Vancouver Museum (also available separately below as "Two Chemises", #CWSS-02), plus instructions for a neck scarf, apron, and petticoat -- which will give you a complete outfit to wear. Also included are suggestions and notes to complete the outfit of a settler of the early years of the 19th Century.

What is a bed gown? It is not for wearing in bed! From the pattern: "The term "bed gown" was in very common use throughout the late 18th century and well into the 19th century. The term "short gown" was either not known in Britain, or uncommonly used. In the U.S.A., the term "short gown" came into common use in the last decade of the 18th century, and was quite common in the early 19th century. In Britain, these working garments remained quite long -- from the lower thigh down to the knee, with a variety of details reflecting the options that could be included in a bed gown. As well, the influences of fashion dictated some style variations. In the U.S.A., these working gowns frequently became considerably shorter, particularly as the waistline rose."

 #CWSS-01 Country Wives' Settlement Series, Front Closing Dress Set for a Working Class Woman

Available in two size ranges: Extra Small through Medium OR Medium through Extra Large
Because of the drawstring construction, "Medium" will fit everyone from Size 8 through Size 18!
Please specify sizing range when ordering. $30.00

This delightful pattern includes the Settler's Plain Front Opening Dress, the Scottish Woman's Tied Ruffle Cap (also available below as part of the set, "British Regency Caps", #CWH03), cutting diagrams for two short-sleeved chemises created from originals in the collection of the Vancouver Museum (also available separately below as "Two Chemises", #CWSS-02), plus suggestions and notes to complete the outfit of a settler of the early years of the 19th Century. Also included are a pattern for a pocket and diagrams for a pinner apron and a neck scarf. This dress's drawstring construction allows the same dress to be worn by a variety of women (perfect for historic sites, or for those of us whose size tends to vary), and the front closure allows you to -- at last! -- dress yourself in camp without external help! A note - the sewing line shown on the front of the shoulder in the drawing is not a seamline, but rather the stitching line for the shoulder facing on the inside of the garment. When the actual garment is constructed, this stitch line does not show. Also, the sleeves are designed to fit extremely tightly, so please take this into account when ordering your size range and cutting your fabric.

 

 #SS106 Sense & Sensibility Regency Elegant Lady's Closet, Multi-Sized 6 - 26DD $15.00

Includes options for a back closing drawstring gown and a crossover gown, with options for short, puffed sleeves, fitted, elbow length sleeves, and long sleeves. Also included are period embroidery motifs (not iron on transfers) and patterns for two reticules. This pattern is designed to be worn over proper period undergarments (as in #SS105 Regency Underthings) for a correct silhouette. The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Sizing chart

 

 #SS101 Sense & Sensibility Regency Gown, Multi-Sized Ladies 6 - 18 $15.00

Includes options for short and long sleeves, as well as detachable undersleeves, plus instructions for a Regency strapped and bibbed apron. This pattern is drawn from research into three original dresses, as well as a number of period portraits. Its neckline is less low than are some other period patterns while still remaining authentic. The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Options are also available for this pattern (see below): the Regency Neckline Supplement for four alternative necklines on this dress, and a Fitting Supplement for sizes 18 - 26 D/DD. Sizing chart

 #SS102 Regency Neckline Supplement for Sense & Sensibility Regency Gown, Multi-Sized Ladies 6 - 18 $5.00

For use with pattern #SS101 (Sense & Sensibility Regency Gown), includes pattern pieces for four different neckline options. A very easy, very inexpensive way to make a host of different gowns from the same basic pattern. Sizing chart

 #SS103 Fitting Supplement for Sense & Sensibility Regency Gown, Multi-Sized Ladies 18 - 26 D/DD $4.50

For use with pattern #SS101 (Sense & Sensibility Regency Gown), includes all of the pertinent bits for proper fitting in sizes 18 - 26 and cup sizes D and DD. Sizing chart


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Regency Ladies' Outer Garments
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 #SS104 Sense & Sensibility Regency Spencer and Pelisse, Multi-Sized Ladies 6 - 26DD $12.00

The short jacket features options for single- and double-breasted openings, and notched or simple collar. By adding a skirt to the spencer, you can make an admirable period coat. The pelisse, which functions as a long vest, can be made plain or fancy to suit your tastes. The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Both flattering and comfortable! Sizing chart

 #CWJ01 Country Wives' Country Woman's Jacket c. 1790 - 1820, Multi-Sized S, M, L (bust 32-44) $18.00

From Country Wives of Winnipeg, this jacket is based on the paintings of Walker, White, and Pyne, and on surviving men's jackets that, in form, are indentical to those represented by these painters. This jacket is a cold-weather outer garment, and should be made roomy enough to accommodate layers of clothing underneath and to permit physical labour. A super pattern from a super company -- and a super option to replace cloaks and capes that are difficult to do physical labour in.

 #FW207 Kinsale Cloak, one size for men and women (finished length from center back neckline to hemline is 55"/139cm) $16.95

A traditional Irish cloak that is both romantic and period correct, the Kinsale Cloak can be made up in heavyweight fabrics like wool for warmth, or lighter weight silks and brocades for a fashionable accessory for a summer's evening. The detachable hood is full, and gathers on a drawstring -- with the drawstring loose, it falls about your shoulders like a second, shorter cape. This pattern is also available in sizes for young ladies -- pattern FW208, shown below. Pattern includes fascinating historical lore, notes for handweavers, and instructions for finishing touches.

 #MM1810-2 Open Robe 1800 - 1820, Sizes Petite through XL included $12.00

This great sleeveless over robe is meant for either outer or evening wear. Includes options for longer length, waist length, or spencer (Empire waist) length, as well as options for rounded or straight edges at the front opening. The back is pleated for appropriate period fullness (gorgeous!). Fabric suggestions and decoration ideas are included, as are historical notes and instructions for period sewing techniques. Sizing chart


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Regency Ladies' Undergarments
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 #DD-01 Daffodown Dilly Regency Era Wrap Stays, Multi-Sized Small, Medium, and Large $20.00

We love this pattern! It was inspired by an extant example, the "Corset Blanc" ("White Corset") in the Musee de la Mode Galliera, with influences from the early 19th century "brassiere" in the Kyoto costume collection. It has very extensive instructions that are illustrated with actual photographs (what a treat!), and everyone that we've seen in this set of stays looks fantastic. Includes an option for a short front busk.

 #MM1810-3 Regency Corset (Long Stays) 1800 - 1820, Multi-Sized 2 through 24 $11.00

This long line version of the Regency corset is for those who prefer the full length stay to the sorter versions (and it helps hide a multitude of sins!). It is specifically designed to enhance the bust and reduce the abdomen to help create the true Regency silhouette. It includes a riding corset option (shown left, at bottom of the image) with a laced left hip that can be loosened so that you can sit properly on your sidesaddle. The busk is removable. Washing instructions, historical notes, and period sewing techniques are included. Sizing chart

 #MM1810-4 Pantalettes 1800 - 1830, Multi-Sized Petite through Extra-Large $7.25

This open crotch, drawers type garment was worn in period by modest ladies. It fastens with a pair of ribbon ties at the waist. It can actually be very cooling in the heat of summer! Variation ideas, historical notes, and period sewing techniques are included. Sizing chart

 #SS105 Sense & Sensibility Regency Underthings, Multi-Sized 6 - 26D $15.00

Includes patterns for a proper period chemise (quite different from an 18th century chemise!), short stays that lace in front, and two chemisettes (neckline inserts for day wear and modesty -- and they help stave off sunburn!). Nicely done -- this is a pattern that we've needed for some time! These undergarments provide the foundation you need for a proper Regency silhouette from the skin out. The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Sizing chart

 #KK6001 Kannik's Korner Stockings, Pockets, and Mitts $10.00

Full size patterns for constructed stockings for men and women, for use with either knit fabric or bias-cut linen, multi-sized Small - 3XL; common mitts of bias-cut linen (one size); and five pocket styles. Excellent instructions and extensive documentation, as one always gets from the Kanniks! This is a great pattern, especially for someone who is dedicated to "getting it right" from the skin out.

 #CWSS-02 Country Wives' Two Chemises 1805-1807 $10.00

This pattern includes cutting diagrams only, not full size pattern pieces, as everything is worked from rectangular pieces of fabric. These two chemises are patterned from two extant garments in the Vancouver Museum, both of which have excellent provenance. View A is dated 1805-1807 and View B is dated 1807. They are different from the usual chemises in that they have shoulder straps sewn to the separate front and back pieces, much like the shoulder straps on the dresses of the day. When the drawstrings are adjusted, they sit very nicely on the shoulders and neckline. For those of us who have been looking for a square-necked chemise for years -- here it is at last, in View A!


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Regency Ladies' Accessories
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 #KK-6603 Kannik's Korner Woman's Caps and Bonnets for Fashionable and Working Women c. 1790 - 1820 $14.00

Six wonderful new caps and bonnets from a great source -- as always with Kannik's Korner patterns, this includes a wealth of details, historical information, and excellent instructions for period sewing techniques. Optional embroidery patterns for the caps are included; bonnets are made with pasteboard brims and soft cauls, and have optional ties. Included are: Three piece ruffled day cap with embroidered border, embroidered two piece day cap, square brim bonnet with a pleated caul attached over the brim, deep rounded bonnet with a pleated caul attached under the brim, medium depth rounded bonnet with a gathered caul attached over the brim, and short bill-shaped brim bonnet with gathered caul attached over the brim.

 #KK-6602 Kannik's Korner Women's and Girl's Caps: Everyday Headwear 1740 - 1820 $12.00

This collection of common day caps includes a Round Eared Cap for both women and girls, with double or single ruffles (which may be press pleated), a proper period Mob Cap (not the circular drawstring cap that isn't period correct until the 1880s!), and two variations of the Grand Coiffe. Great details, historical information, and instructions are included.

 #CWH05 Country Wives' Caps for the Upper Crust 1790 - 1820 $15.00

This set of caps was created from studying the caps shown on the carefully curled heads of wealthy women, as depicted in artwork both in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as from surviving caps seen in the study collections of costume museums. These delicate caps often use more than one textile in their construction; they certainly use several styles and widths of lace, including insert lace, and they seem to be one of a kind. They will take time to make, but will be very rewarding and will enhance and complete the look of your upscale morning and afternoon dresses. "Mairead" (upper left) is created from a French fashion plate drawing. Both "Marjorie" and "Morganne" (upper left and lower right) can be seen in "Costume in Detail", while "Margaret" (lower right) is taken from a painting of an older woman. These caps are always white.

#CWH01 Country Wives' Workwoman's Outdoor Bonnet 1789 - 1818 $15.00

This bonnet is a prelude to the later sun bonnet, and was commonly worn during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by Western European (primarily British and French) and North American women of lower and middle classes. It was also often worn by older women. In all cases, it was usually work over the day cap. In contemporary artwork, they appear always to be black. The brims are stiffened with buckram, bonnet board, or brim stiffening.

 #CWH06 Country Wives' Beribboned Caps 1780-1810 $15.00

A wonderful selection of the overly large caps so popular at the end of the 18th century, these caps are fun to wear with the billowy dresses of the day. They require lots of hair, whether natural or "enhanced." All of these caps are based on paintings and drawings of the period, and most are decorated with extravagant ribbons and bows. The pattern includes a set of instructions for making a variety of ribbon rosettes. Just lovely caps for an upper class impression!

 #CWH03 Country Wives' British Regency Caps 1780-1820 $15.00

Another lovely selection of caps, this time for the lower and middle class lady of the period. All are taken from period paintings, drawings, and sketches, including those by Pyne. These caps often had pretty ribbons around the band in bright or pastel colours and medium to wide widths.

 #CWH02 Country Wives' Lappet Caps Mid-18th Century to Early 19th Century $15.00

This is a great collection of British caps that come as close as one could find to lappet caps, given that true lappets do not appear to be a feature of British caps, but rather a reflection of earlier French influence, particularly in North America. These caps are made of a variety of sturdy or delicate white cottons or linens, reflecting the fact that these caps could be worn by women of any age and of varying levels of society -- country women, farmers, maids, or genteel ladies.

 

 #CWH04 Country Wives' Caps for the Working Poor Mid-18th Century to Early 19th Century $15.00

The originals of all of these caps -- all in museum collections -- were made of sturdy, medium-weight cap linen. Two are extraordinarily plain, and the other two are quite basic, thought you will find that View D (bottom right) has a very unusual feature. Don't let the title of this pattern create limitations for you! You can certainly up-market all but View A (top left) by your choice of textiles.

 #MM1810-2 Open Robe 1800 - 1820, Multi-Sized Petite through XL $12.00

This great sleeveless over robe is meant for either outer or evening wear. Includes options for longer length, waist length, or spencer (Empire waist) length, as well as options for rounded or straight edges at the front opening. The back is pleated for appropriate period fullness (gorgeous!). Fabric suggestions and decoration ideas are included, as are historical notes and instructions for period sewing techniques. Sizing chart

 

 #RR101 Regency Apron, Sizes M-L and XL included $12.00

Based on an original from Cooperstown, NY, this is a super period apron. We love its construction and durability, as well as the fact that it looks just as great in rough linen as it does in fine lawn. The drawstring back closure allows for great adjustability.

 #KK6001 Kannik's Korner Stockings, Pockets, and Mitts $10.00

Full size patterns for constructed stockings for men and women, for use with either knit fabric or bias-cut linen, multi-sized Small - 3XL; common mitts of bias-cut linen (one size); and five pocket styles. Excellent instructions and extensive documentation, as one always gets from the Kanniks! This is a great pattern, especially for someone who is dedicated to "getting it right" from the skin out.

 

 #SF-401 Knitting Patterns for Colonial Living History $6.00

From the good folks at Smoke and Fire, this great set of patterns include above the knee stockings, socks, mittens, shooter's mittens (with a free trigger finger), gloves, fingerless gloves, Voyageur caps, Liberty Caps (three variations), and instructions for making wool tassels. A great addition of period appropriate accessories . . . and something to keep your fingers busy in camp!


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Regency Children
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 #FW208 Kinsale Cloak for Young Maidens Multi-Sized Gilrs 2 - 12 $16.95

For those romantically minded young ones, here's a wonderful period girl's cape! This traditional Irish cloak can be made up in a variety of materials -- from warmest wool for proper period appearence and warmth to finest gossamer for a garment worthy of a fairy princess. Just like on the ladies' version (pattern #FW207, shown above), the detachable hood is full, and gathers on a drawstring -- with the drawstring loose, it falls about your shoulders like a second, shorter cape. The cloak closes at the throat. Pattern includes historical lore, notes for handweavers, and instructions for finishing touches. The perfect thing for that special little girl!

 #SS201 Regency Girls' Dress, Multi-Sized 1 - 10 $12.00

From a time when children were dressed as miniature adults, this sweet period dress for young ladies is a perfect way to start off your young ones. Includes long and short sleeved options. The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Sizing Chart

 #SS202 Regency Girls' Spencer and Pelisse, Multi-Sized 1 - 10 $12.00

The perfect complement to #SS201 Regency Girls' Dress, this includes a short jacket with options for single- and double-breasted openings, and notched or simple collar. By adding a skirt to the spencer, you can make a very pretty little period coat. The pelisse, which functions as a long vest, can be made plain or fancy to suit your wee one's tastes, or to match your own (#SS104 Regency Spencer and Pelisse). The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Sizing Chart

 #SS203 Regency Girls' Pinafore and Pantaloons, Multi-Sized 1 - 10 $12.00

Sweet and practical accessories for the young Regency lady. Perfect with #SS201 Regency Girls' Dress! The instructions are good, and the pattern comes with a lifeline for those who are not confident sewers, in the form of an extensive website and online help from the pattern's creator. Sizing Chart

 #KK-8101 Kannik's Korner Boy's Shirts 1750 - 1800: English Style Shirt Multi-Sized 4 - 14 and Work Shirt Multi-Sized 6 - 14 $12.00

This great pattern for the late 18th century does well for Regency period boys' wear as well. Includes patterns for both an English Style boy's shirt (sizes 4 through 14 included) and a work shirt (sizes 6 through 14 included). A very good equivalent of the Kannik's Korner Man's Shirt shown below.

 #KK9001 Kannik's Korner Infant's Clothing Multi-Sized Newborn - 18 Months $16.00

Includes patterns for a shirt, bedgown, robe blanket, frock, cap and under cap, girl's cap, boy's cap, and night cap, as well as directions for diapers, rollers, squares of flannel and suggestions for pilches/diaper covers. Although this pattern is dated as the second half of the 18th century, it translates well to the early 19th century. As usual with Kannik's Korner patterns, the documentation and instructions are excellent! A real winner.


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Regency Men
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  #CWM01 Country Wives Regency Gentleman's Tailcoat, Multi-Sized Medium. Large, and Extra-Large $30.00

A full size pattern of a nicely cut Men's tailcoat, which includes both a shawl collar and an M-notch collar. Produced by the detail-oriented folks at Country Wives, it's a wonderful addition to the products available for Regency men's fashion. However, we suggest that this pattern is for people with intermediate to expert sewing skills only.

  #KK-4202 Kannik's Korner Man's Single Breasted Waistcoats 1790 - 1815, Multi-Sized Even Chest Sizes 34 - 52 $16.00

A full size pattern of waistcoats worn by both common working men and fashionable men - the difference between the two comes with the fabric that you choose! We are SO delighted to see this pattern come to market - this is a niche that's been missed for years. As always with patterns from the Kanniks, this pattern includes a wealth of historical detail and research, as well as excellent instructions and well-made pattern pieces.

  #KK-4102 Man's Shirt, English Style 1790 - 1830, Multi-Sized XS through 3XL $12.00

A full size pattern of an English-style man's shirt, drawn from original cutting directions written in 1808 in England. The instructions reflect period tailoring and construction techniques drawn from a variety of original shirts studied by the Kanniks. Directions for several variations of bosom ruffles are also included. Very long and very full, this shirt gives a true period appearance.

  #KK-4303 Kannik's Korner Man's High-Waisted Trousers 1790 - 1810

Available in two size ranges: waist 28 through 42 OR waist 42 through 52
Please specify sizing range when ordering. $14.00

Designed to be worn with the waistband just above the natural waistline in true period style, these straight-legged, full-derriere trousers were worn by working men and some fashionable men, and is the recommended pattern for the British Regular soldier of 1812. Also included are instructions for making trousers with closer-fitted legs (more suitable for an American soldier impression), as well as those most useful of items: suspenders! Three variations of placket bottom are given, as well as pieces and instructions for an optional watch pocket.

  #KK-4304 Kannik's Korner Man's Outer Breeches or "Slops" 1750 - 1820, Multi-Sized Even Waist Sizes 32 - 52 $14.00

A full size pattern of outer breeches or "slops" -- a protective garment worn by sailors, fishermen, farmers, fieldworkers, and labourers. Made by Kannik's Korner, this pattern offers their usual excellent documentation, instructions, and tailoring. View A (upper left) is less fully cut and offers an optional watch pocket or watch pocket access. View B is much more fully cut, with the extra fabric pleated into the waistband. Both views have pleated backs and a back laced gusset. A very comfortable, very practical garment.


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Regency Men's Accessories and Undergarments
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 #CWH09 Men's Caps 1812 to 1855 (and on . . .) CDN$15.00

This cap -- variously called a clerk's cap, foraging cap, or mechanic's cap -- can be seen on contemporary artworks from 1800 right through the 19th century. In fact, variations can be seen today, the most common being the "Greek Fisherman's Cap". Two variations are included: an "Outdoorsman's Cap" (upper left) for summer and winter wear during outdoor pursuits, and a "Military Cap" (upper right), commonly worn for undress wear by the military of the early 19th century, although it was not a "regulation" cap. The Military crown and band are smaller than the outdoorsman's cap, but the parts are interchangeable for the particular shape or style you want to achieve.

 #KK-4001 Man's Accessories: Common Items Used by Men of All Classes, c. 1740 - 1830 $14.00

Once again, the folks at Kannik's Korner have come through with great research on all of the little tidbits that are essential to putting together a complete period impression. Included are patterns for: Linen Neck Stocks, sizes 13 1/2 through 19 1/2; Men's Common (or "Work") Aprons, sizes Small through Extra Large; Mittens from Diderot's Encyclopedia in cloth, leather, or fur, sizes 3XS through 4 XL; Cloth Hood with buttoned face flaps for cold weather wear with or without a hat, in hat quarter sizes 6 through 8 1/2; Linen Night Cap (one size); Folded Pocketbook with variations; and Tied Pocketbook with variations; plus instructions for a Wallet.

 #SF-302 Gillie Brogues ("Ghillies") Scottish shoe pattern, Multi-Sized Men's 7 - 11 $6.00

This pattern may be made up in deerskin, elk, or cow hide, and covers both the 17th and 18th centuries. Traditional Scots wore them on special occasions well into the 19th century as well. Good instructions and clear pattern pieces! From Smoke and Fire Co.

#SF-401 Knitting Patterns for Colonial Living History $6.00

From the good folks at Smoke and Fire, this great set of patterns include above the knee stockings, socks, mittens, shooter's mittens (with a free trigger finger), gloves, fingerless gloves, Voyageur caps, Liberty Caps (three variations), and instructions for making wool tassels. A great addition of period appropriate accessories . . . and something to keep your fingers busy in camp!


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