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Retrofit: 1800s Vest, Shirt and Knickers

Create low-sew 1800s-inspired vest, shirt and knickers from everyday clothing.
Retrofit Lesson 2 Project
John Wollaston, Philip de Visme, 1749-1752

Featured Artwork: John Wollaston (English, about 1710-1720 , active in America about 1736-1769), Philip de Visme, 1749-1752, oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by the James F. Dicke Family, 2000.54

Materials Needed:
• dress shirt or blouse
• scarf or fabric for scarf
• high-necked 2 pc. pantsuit
• ¼” – ½” wide elastic
• sewing pins
• safety pin
• thread
• scissors
• lace
• optional: seam ripper (or scissors)
• optional: sewing machine (or hand-sew)

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