We are life-long learners who share a passion for history and public service. Every winter, staff and volunteers at Minute Man host workshops for park interpreters and volunteer reenactors. These are a great oportunity to get together with friends, gain knowledge and inspiration, or perhaps advice on a difficult sewing project.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
- Fitting Clinic and kit consultation for men and women
- Cuffs, Collars, and Necklines for Shirts and Shifts
Major John Buttrick House (parking at 174 Liberty St. Concord MA)
Fitting clinic and kit consultation for men and women: The new Minute Man / Battle Road clothing standards emphasize proper fit. The park is offering an opportunity for volunteers to bring their garments that may need some improvement in fit and have master tailor Henry Cooke assess how to alter them and make them look better than ever! You are also welcome to bring your projects, or dress in your kit and ask questions about the new Minute Man NHP clothing standards.
Men’s Shirt Cuffs -Modify your buttoned shirt cuffs so that they close with period-appropriate linked sleeve buttons (side-by-side cuff links) as you see in the images of 18th century men’s shirts. You will be removing the cuffs and shortening them so that they will just close around your wrist rather than overlap. You will reattach the cuff to the newly gathered sleeve end and add a handsewn buttonhole to the end that formerly had a button. Insert sleeve buttons, and voilà!
Last updated: March 8, 2019