Extra Small to 3X Large.
Hand-stitched from muslin or fine-spun lawn, a chemise was that intimate garment worn next to a lady's skin. During the Victorian era, it was often meticulously monogrammed in dainty script. Today, A Lady's Chemise is the perfect nightgown or simple summer dress.
Our flattering chemise was worn during the mid to late 1800's and we offer a sewing pattern for two appealing versions. Both views have short gathered and ruffled cap sleeves and can be cut low knee-length or at the hip to be worn as a blouse. Delicate pleats accent the center front and back of the neckline, which is adjustable with feminine ribbon drawstrings.
Instructions and alphabet designs for a Victorian monogram are included.
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