Patterns & Resources

The Recollections of J.P.Ryan: Caraco pattern; instructions for the shift, petticoats, and pocket (in the Women’s Basic Six-Piece Wardrobe pattern)

Wright, Meredith: Everyday Dress of Rural America: 1783-1800. Cutting diagram and instructions for the shift, pocket pattern (modified).

Supplies & Materials

Hamilton Dry Goods/Period Fabrics: blue wool flannel for the petticoat

Renaissance Fabrics: butter yellow flannel for the caraco

Fabrics-Store.com: linen for the shift, pockets, apron, handkerchief, and cap

Jas. Townsend & Son: stays, clocked stockings

Burnley & Trowbridge: linen tapes for binding shift neckline, for waist drawstrings (petticoat, underpetticoat, apron), for the cap and pocket

Research & Documentation

Baumgarten, Linda: Eighteenth Century Clothing at Williamsburg

Burnston, Sharon Ann: Fitting and Proper: 18th Century Clothing from the Collections of the Chester County Historical Society

Queen, Sally: Textiles for Colonial Clothing

Ribeiro, Aileen: Dress in Eighteenth Century Europe: 1715-1789

Riley, Mara: Whatever Shall I Wear? A Guide to Creating a Women’s Basic Eighteenth Century Wardrobe

Styles, John: The Dress of the People: Everyday Dress in Eighteenth Century England

Artwork References

William Hogarth: The Distressed Poet, 1736

Barthelemi Hubner: La Pharmacie Rustique, 1775

Jean-Etienne Liotard: The Chocolate Girl, 1745

Henry Singleton: The Ale-House Door, c.1790