April 04, 2018 1 Comment
Today, I am providing fabric suggestions for 223 A Lady's Chemise - one of our patterns-of-the-month. This pattern is on sale all month! Below are some fabrics that will work well for this pattern, and are from fabric stores that we trust to provide high quality fabric and good customer service (and they carry our patterns, so we know them!).
PLEASE NOTE: Fabrics used as examples in blog may go out of stock from store. If link is invalid for specific product, there may be another fabric from the supplier that you can substitute. These suggestions are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written!
For the 223 A Lady's Chemise, we recommend lightweight cotton, linen, silk, or even rayon. Originally, the garment would have been made with lawn or muslin.
A batiste would make a lovely and authentic-to-the-era garment, and this one from Vogue Fabrics is perfect (and inexpensive!):
This Liberty of London Tana lawn from Bolt Fabric would make a beautiful gown, that could be worn as a summer dress!
This grey voile from Michael Levine fabrics would make a striking chemise (also lots of other colors too):
Elfriede's Fine Fabrics has a couple of fine handkerchief linens that would be prefect for this chemise, like this pale blue one. They also have a beautiful eyelet trim that would work for the sleeves and neckline, if using.
Also, a perfect fabric for this pattern would be the organic, naturally-dyed (and authentic to the time period) voile from Botanica Tinctoria. There are lots of colors, too!