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Pvt. Kaiser
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« on: February 16, 2014, 08:25:05 AM »

Hello, I have a Question, I own an original heavy coarse woven linnen shirt, with some interesting features, shapen armholes, but a special pattern, a rounded gusset, to fit the square cut sleeve. It has a bossom too, sideseams are selvedge, flatfelling done by hand

But there is one Problem, its made in France, and not in Amerika.
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What do you think ?

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 03:10:14 PM »

Carolann Schmitt owns a shirt and chemise out of what seems to be the exact same fabric that both came from Europe.  We've come up with several possible theories about them but no concrete evidence of why, who and when.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 07:15:03 PM »

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But there is one Problem, its made in France, and not in Amerika.
Are you interested in detailed Pictures and describion?


Sure, why not?

Maybe someone wants to portray a European visitor, or newly arrived immigrant?

Maybe we'll find the differences aren't that significant?
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 12:53:04 PM »

The shirt is made on the square, but with lightly shaped armholes.
The selvedges of the Fabric are at the sideseams, so that there was no flatfelling
The bach has a yoke, the back has a gathering in the middle of the back yoke seam.
The sleeves has 4 pleats at the body 2 on the front and two on the back.
The sleeve was one piece, seam at the bottom. At the ciff the sleeve was gathered at the top.
The button is a little bit nearer to the outside of the cuff, than to the sleeve
Collar and sleeve are made of finer woven linen. The slit in the sleve hat no reinforcement.
The slit in the body has a rectangular reinforcment on the inside.
Flatfelling is done by hand.
The bossom is no seperate piece of cloth, it cut out, folded over, and sewed to the front.
this is possible, because of the strong gathering under the bosson.
The back is 2" longer than the front
The buttons are mother of pearl.

The reinforcement at the side- slit


The cuff:


the back:


 
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