Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Finally! A Victorian Chemise


I have been talking about making a Victorian chemise/shift for ages and I finally made one! I was inspired by this chemise from The Aristocrat, which has nice thin straps and a low neckline perfect for evening gowns later on (Yes, I am already dreaming about Victorian evening wear). I drafted the pattern pretty haphazardly but it worked out perfectly in the end. I used a nice lightweight cotton voile in black and added white cotton lace at the neckline (to create the drawstring around the neckline) and around the arm opening.

I am just so glad this chemise is finished! Now I will move onto making the Truly Victorian Imperial Tournure bustle!



4 comments:

  1. Ooh it looks beautiful! I have made one victorian chemise, and it is just such a lovely garment. I wish I had excuses to wear it more often. I guess I could wear it to bed?

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    1. Thanks Tanith! They would certainly make good nightgowns, the more frilly the better!

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  2. Really beautiful chemise and choice of trim. That elegant, classic white crochet (I'm assuming) trim suits the dark black fabric splendidly.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I'm not sure what kind of lace it is actually, I just know it is cotton! I bought it to trim my Edwardian corset last year and I was happy to finally put the rest to good use!

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