A few links or books that give good advice on making a mid 18th century shirt.

http://www.18cnewenglandlife.org/18cnel/shirt.htm – Excellent analysis of a post 1740 18th c. style shirt. 

Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield Mass – early 19th c. shirt with ruffles.  Included to show detail on the ruffles only.

http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/maenner/18hemd.shtml – Translated instructions on making a Man’s shirt from Garsault’s L’art du tailleur (The Art of the Tailor), published in the 1760s.  Not easy to follow, but interesting nonetheless.

Neal Hurst’s instructions on Frontier Folk’s message board:  http://frontierfolk.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28742

Jim Mullins’ instructions (these rely on the above from Neal Hurst, but have better pictures) http://ofsortsforprovincials.blogspot.com/2011/03/recreating-body-shirt.html

Linda Baumgarten Costume Close-Up/Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-1790

Gilgun, Beth. Tidings from the 18th Century. Rebel Publishing, Texarkana, TX, 1993. ISBN 1-880655-04-7. (Second edition by Scurlock Publishing, 1999.)

The Lady’s Guide to Plain Sewing, Book I  by A Lady , Kannik’s Korner, Springfield, OH. ISBN 0-9640161-0-9.

The Lady’s Guide to Plain Sewing, Book II, by A Lady, Kannik’s Korner, Springfield, OH. ISBN 0-9640161-2-5

The Workwoman’s Guide, by a Lady, Opus Publishing, 1986, ISBN 0-940983001

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