The Scarlet Coat
Information for Revolutionary War Novel
Other rank’s coat, 1st Foot Guards, c. 1773. Surviving uniforms from the 18th century are rare, and those of ordinary soldiers are even rarer. This is one of two identical uniform coats, held in the National Army Museum and the Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, the circumstances of whose creation and the reason for their preservation are unknown.(orig. pinner comment)
Woman wearing traditional colonial clothing that would have been worn at the time of the Revolutionary War. Many women in the early 1700's did not own more than about 2-4 outfits. Their clothing would usually be made of wool or linen & would all be hand sewn. Several layers, consisting of an undershift, the gown (which was split in the front to reveal an underskirt), a stomacher, a fichu (neck scarf worn tucked in or draped over the neckline), an apron. Sleeves were 3/4 length.