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!