I've gathered a bunch on pinterest where a cuff slit ruffle can be seen.
(In most of them there are other ruffles but there's one very weird shirt in that portrait of Paul Revere holding a teapot where there are ruffles on the cuff slit and nowhere else on the shirt!)
I also managed to find photos of an extant shirt that has these ruffles.
|Shirt, 18th century, Meg Andrews.|
|The Greenwood-Lee family by John Greenwood, c. 1747 (Detail)|
this nice video tutorial on doing rolled whip gathers.
|Attaching the ruffles.|
I hemmed the ruffles with a small rolled hem.
|Ruffles attached! Lovely!|
The scrap of fine cotton I had wasn't quite big enough to cut all the ruffles out of in one piece, so one of the slit ruffles is pieced in the middle. (The part that's at the innermost end of the slit.)
I made with cheap rhinestone buttons last year.
What the item is: A man's shirt
How it fits the Challenge: It's made of linen, and is an undergarment
Material: Linen twill, fine cotton for the ruffles
Pattern: My usual set of shirt dimensions
Year: uhh 1760's-70's ish? It could have gone as early as the 30's if I hadn't made the collar too tall.
Notions: Silk thread, linen thread, cotton thread, heavy linen thread for buttons, DMC cotton pearl for buttonholes.
How historically accurate is it: Maybe about 80%? The linen twill isn't an accurate weave for shirts. The main seams are by machine, but there's a fair amount of hand finishing. The pattern is mostly accurate but I did cut the collar a bit too high.
Hours to complete: 40 (Including picking off and re-doing the cuffs)
First worn: March 3rd, 2019
Total cost: I think about $15 or so (Canadian). The linen was on a buy 1m get 2 free sale.