Pattern for a shirt like "Pa Ingles" : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

If any of you ever saw episodes of "Little House on the Prairie" did you ever notice the shirts that Pa Ingles wore? They have very loose sleeves,kind of a yoke effect at the shoulders and very small lapel-less collars. Do any of you know what I'm trying to say here? My husband loves comfortable shirts. He has extra long arms and a long torso, so it is very hard to find shirts that fit properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.....Oh, also do any of you have a source for "long john" material? Thanks again...Harmony

-- Harmony (, April 04, 2002


Folkwear patterns has those type shirts They are now being produced by Tauton Press-the same folks who put out Threads, and Fine Gardening and Fine woodworking and those mags. They have a website-I think you can just type Folkwear into a search engine-warning-the patterns are a bit expensive, but they are printed on heavy paper and last forever-I have some that are twenty years old!

-- Kelly (, April 04, 2002.

A friend just gave me a copied old book that has a couple of these shirt patterns in them. It is not an exact pattern but does give you an idea. I would also look under Black Powder re-enactment stuff or Rendezvous stuff. My kids are now into that and have been going to them just about every other weekend. I have seen patterns for sale at these for about $9. Email me privately if you want a copy of the stuff out of this book.

Tana Mc

-- Tana mc (, April 05, 2002.

We do Civil War reenactments, and that is kind of like what they wear. I have a pattern I got from a friend that I have not made, but could copy it for you and send it to you. It's not made a 'normal' shirt, it's all one piece, with sleeves put on, if that makes any sence. I've been wanting to make it, but cut it in half, so I can adjust for my husband's broad shoulders, just haven't gotten around to it, yet.

-- Wendy A (, April 05, 2002.

Something has happened and I cannot send out any emails. so tot respond to your private one to me, I have to do it here. if you will end me an addy, I'll mail you a copy of what I have. I can recieve emails but cannot send them--- go figure!!

-- Tana mc (, April 05, 2002.

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