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One piece sleeve with large elbow. Six buttons on the jacket with two interior breast pockets. Slight dip at the back. From the Kentucky Military Museum
Item PHS1 $11.00 +shipping & handling
US Sack Coat
Two piece sleeve, body consists of fronts, with the back on the fold. Directions for the different seam treatments of the lined and unlined sack coats included. From a private collection
Item PHS2 $11.00 + shipping& handling
US Field Officer Coat
Single breasted coat features two piece sleeve with cuff and wide elbows. Pocket and scallops in tail of skin. Interior breast pocket, padding directions are included. From the Kentucky Military Museum.
Item PHS3 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Civilian Frock Coat
This frock coat features to piece sleeve with wide elbows and exterior pockets. Directions for padding are included. Roll down collar with tips on how to get the collar to sit flat.
Item PHS4 $13.00 + shipping& handling
This pattern features underarm gussets, shoulder reinforcements, from button slit with placket, cuffed sleeve. Sleeves fit smoothly into armseye. Optional external breast pockets
Item PHS5 $9.00 + shipping& handling
US Issue Pants
(With Back Yoke)
Schuylkill Arsenal Federal Issue pants with high back gusset, shaped waistband, cuff facing and vent, and watch pocket.
Item PHS6 $11.00 + shipping& handling
CS Issue Pants
The back leg is high-backed and in one piece. Shaped waistband, buckle at back, fully lined, and pegged cuff edge.
Item PHS7 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Pleated Front Dress Shirt
Shirt with underarm gussets, shoulder reinforcements, shaped armhole. Decorated from insert with button to attach to top pant button. Gathering across the bottom of the front insert. From Godey's
Item PHS8 $9.00 + shipping& handling
US Enlisted Frock Coat
Regulation frock coat with tail pockets, chest padding, lined body, hooks and eyes in skirt, triangular gusset at the center back bottom of skirt. Directions given for placement of piping and optional interior breast pockets.
Item PHS9 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Privately purchased drawers with wide waistband and back gusset. The waistband ties at the back. The fly is faced and has buttons. Single buttons at the cuff (Optional drawstring directions included). From the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.
Item PHS10 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Eight button coat with one piece sleeves with wide elbow, interior breast pockets with optional exterior breast pocket. Kentucky Military Museum
Item PHS11 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Caped overcoat, cape attached to coat. Completely lined,velvet inside collar. From the Gettysburg Military Park Museum.
Item PHS12 $13.00 + shipping& handling
US Mounted Trowsers
Federal issue mounted pants with reinforced seat and inside leg. Pattern also has faced cuffs, vents, buttons, straps, watch pocket, high back, and correct back gusset
Item PHS13 $11.00 + shipping& handling
US Mounted Jacket
12-button jacket features high collar with directions for attaching the brach tape. Sleeve is two-pieced with vented cuff and wide elbow. Jacket is pointed front and back with the correct size bolster at the back and correct mounted services length.
Item PHS14 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Overcoat features attached cape of wrist length. Double breasted front opening with six pairs of buttons. Facked back slit, deep cuffs, deep fold over collar. Lined body. Optional exterior breast pockets.
Item PHS15 $13.00 + shipping& handling
This pattern features an attached cape of elbow length. Single breasted with front overlap and five buttons. Deep cuffs with high upright collar. Faced back slit, lined body.
Item PHS16 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Miltary lapel with seven buttons and shaped front opening and short stand up collar. Three exterior pockets, buckle at back. From the Gettysburg Military Park Museum.
Item PHS17 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Step or shawl collar options. Seven buttons, shaped front closer and three exterior pockets with buckle at back
Item PHS18 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Civilian Sack Coat
Loose coat with no waist seam, front
and back body pieces.
Item PHS19 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Single Breasted CS Frock Item PHS20 $11.00 + shipping& handling
High waisted pants with front waistband and back darts with the buckle at back. From a private collection.
Item PHS22 $11.00 + shipping& handling
High waisted pants with the back leg constructed from one piece. Shaped waistband and back buckle. Instructions included for officer stripes down the outside seam.
Item PHS23 $11.00 + shipping& handling
US Officer DB Frock
Double breasted frock coat, fully lined with padded chest, shaped front opening. Two piece sleeve with wide elbow, interior breast pockets.
Item PHS24 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Federal Issue Shirt Item PHS25 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Commercial Military Sack
Item PHS26 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Work Dress (very plain)
Fitted bodice with coat sleeves. The skirt on this example consists of straight panels that are gauged to the waistband. Skirt is attached to the bodice. Bodice opens down from, pocket in the right from skirt seam. Hem facing and binding
Item PHS27 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Early 1860's Work Dress
Gathered bodice with coat sleeves. Skirt is semigored and gathered to the waistband which is attached to the bodice. Bodice opens down the front, pocket in right from skirt seam.
Item PHS29 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Short sleeves with underarm gussets, yoked neck band (optional straight neck band included).
Item PHS30 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Early-Mid 1860's Ballgown
Fined bodice with double puffed sleeve attached to an undersleeve. Hook and eye back closure (with optional gauging directions included), pocket in right font seam. Skirt and bodice are separate, with the bodice having front and back points.
Item PHS31 $13.00 + shipping& handling
1850's-60's Day Dress
Round waisted fitted bodice with front darts, shaped and fitted one piece back pagoda sleeve. Box pleated skirt (optional gauging directions enclosed), pocket in right from seam.
Item PHS32 $13.00 + shipping& handling
1850's-60's Petticoat Set
Options for over the hoop, under the hoop, and roped petticoat are included in this set.
All Sizes. Item PHS33 $11.00 + shipping& handling
1860's Front Fastening Corset
Front fastening corset with bust and underarm gussets inserted into shaped panels. Separate panels over the hips help to decrease waist size while curving over the hips
Item PHS34 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Based on the famous "Red-Shirts" of the Italian freedom fighter, Garibaldi. Bloused bodice with waistband, buttons on the "man's side" and soutache decoration. Directions included for the complete Garibaldi "look"--the skirt, hat, fabric, hair net.
Item PHS35 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Made of stiff net over which is placed puffings of mile that are highlighted with ribbon. Ribbon is quilled (box pleated) around the neck. To be worn over low necked bodices, or as a light wrap. Suppliers of cotton netting and silk ribbon are included.
Item PHS36 $9.00 + shipping& handling
1860's Paletot Coat
Mid-length jacket with pagoda sleeves, cape is decorated with fringe, shaped to fit over hoops. Optional bugle beading decorations on sleeves and body. To be worn outside--the weight of the fabric determines the season (Pictorial evidence suggest a wrap or jacket of some kind was worn outside no matter what the weather).
Item PHS37 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Quilted petticoat gathered to lightweight yoke. Petticoat has hem guard and hem facing. Quilting design included
All Sizes. Item PHS38 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Fitted bodice with front darts and single, flared back piece. Two piece coat sleeves with wide elbows. Separate skirt combines box pleating and gauging with front side seam pocket. Skirt has hem guard and facing.
Item PHS39 $13.00 + shipping& handling
Corsage Postilion-bodice with two small points at the front and tail behind. This example combines the vest and the jacket fronts together. It has tight pagoda sleeve with attached undersleeve. Directions are included for optional two-piece coat sleeve with undersleeve--the coat sleeve was another popular sleeve type.
Item PHS40 $11.00 + shipping& handling
Open crotch seam, faced crotch opening, back gusset. Suggested decorations for the bottom of the leg.
Item PHS28 $9.00 + shipping& handling
Construction Tip and
Instructions on how to construct 4 skirt variations, as well as a glossary of period sewing terms and construction hints.