Shirts and Overshirts - placket placement
I've obtained a cotton flannel overshirt. The young woman who made it is just learning to sew and this was one of her mistakes. I haven't got a lot invested in it, so figure if I can salvage it, it's a gain. It's got a couple of flaws, one I can easily fix, the other, I'm real curious about.
The first is the patch pockets, they're too low, that's a minor problem, I've already ripped the seams, will pin them up higher and re-sew, one problem solved.
The other is the placket, it looks like it was sewn for a woman's garmet, the buttons are on the left side of the shirt, with the plackets buttonholes on the right! Personally, I can be ignorant, and simply say, "it's a shirt". In the modern age, I'm sure someone will notice. As a working class person, I look at this as a utilatarian garmet. How style conscious were these people? I wouldn't give it a second thought, if I were a practical person of the era.
Any help or advice is appreciated.
"A soldier would grumble in heaven"!
Ovando J. Hollister, 1st Colorado Volunteers