Shift - an 18th century undergarment for women worn next to the skin. The French name for this garment is chemise. It is loose fitting and pulls on over the head; has a low adjustable neckline and ¾ length sleeves. Shoulder seam rests on upper arm, well off the shoulder. Shift hangs to below the knee.
Petticoat - an 18th century garment worn the way a skirt is now worn. Openings are left in side seams for access to hanging pockets. Petticoat is pleated to waistband, and fastens with ties.
Short Gown - a hip-length unfitted jacket with long sleeves, to be held closed with straight pins and apron. Pattern enclosed.
Apron - a rectangle of fabric pleated to a waistband, worn tied around the waist.
Handkerchief - a square or triangular piece of fabric finished on all sides, worn around the neck.
Pocket - a shaped bag worn tied around the waist under the visible petticoat. Pattern enclosed.