13 years ago

What is a shift? I know that is something the colonists wore, bit I'm not exactly sure.?

I am doing a project & i need to know what a shift it. I know that it is something the women colonists wore but i need more detail.
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13 years ago
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Woman's undergarment usually made from two pieces of fabric sewn together at the shoulders and sides. It can be collarless and sleeveless. Often worn between the body and the corset, the chemise was made of linen, lawn, or silk. During the 19th century (1800's) it was modified to become a blouse. If you search "shift - clothing" in google images you can see what it looks like.
13 years ago
http://www.dictionary.com definition: Clothing. a. a straight, loose-fitting dress worn with or without a belt. b. a woman's chemise or slip. A loosely fitting dress that hangs straight from the shoulder http://www.sovintagepatterns.com/catalog/item/4443880/6044796.htm shows a picture of a shift dress by designer Yves Saint Laurent, Copyright : 1960s. Just click where it says "View Product Images" to see a larger picture.