Handmade From the Sewing Room
Decorative Pillows, inner pillows are polyester fiber fill with cotton cover.
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16" Pillow, Cat design from sweater knit is machine and hand embroidered on pinwale cordoroy. The back is cotton floral. The inside pillow is polyester batt covered in cotton. This soft kitty can be yours for $20.00 plus shipping.
Orange napping angora cat on 16" wool gaberdine pillow. The backing is a black and green woven cotton. The pillow insert is polyester batt covered in cotton. $20.00 plus shipping
Cotton and cotton blend patchwork and stitchery 12" pillow. Floral print back in similar colors. $20.00
A matching companion 16" pillow with dark green back and patchwork front. $22.00
Tapestry and antique lace 16" pillow. $35.00. Front and back are the same. Dry clean only. SOLD
Blue Jean denium with cut fringe edges, applique reverses to Piecework and denium rosette 14" washable $20.00
Potholders, padded and washable. Made from various bits of cotton scrap and specialty design fabrics.
Seed package print, edge is also backing fabric. 7" square, $1.50 each Specify design.
Random fabrics, cotton and cotton blends, 7" square. Extra large are 9" and double thick. $1.75 each
I am sewing the 1850's pattern 'Squares and Rectangles' working men's shirt using fabrics that are representative of the 1840's-1860's. I favor working with woven, yarn dyed 100% cotton yardages. The shirts are machine sewn for durability but the visual is period correct.
I can do hand sewn button holes for an additional $10.00 per shirt.
Below are a few swatches of prewashed, needle ready, yardage on hand. There are 5 more plaids in the brown and rust tones and a nice blue and white stripe and the same in green and white, that are yet to be washed and cut.
See sizes at bottom of this page.
100% Cotton, Preshrunk, Machine wash and dry
Shirts for reenacting Civil War
Military issue was one size fits all Squares and Rectangles pattern of a linen/cotton flannel. There were 11 million of these shirts purchased by the Union Army from 1861-1865 but less than a dozen survive today. There were also many shirts 'sent from home' made of printed and woven cotton, linen and wool.
I offer 3 sizes to fit todays' enlistee of larger size.
These measurements allow you 5" of movement room at the chest.
Medium ( the true 1860's size) will fit comfortably a
15 1/2" neck, drop shoulder, 44" chest and is 35" length
18" neck, drop shoulder, 48" chest and is 36" long
19" neck, drop shoulder, 55" chest and is 38" long