Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chemise Update #1

I started sewing my Regency chemise today! Here is a picture of a real chemise from the early nineteenth century. It is from MFA Boston's online collection. At first I thought the little smudge at the top left was a tear in the fabric but when I zoomed in I found that it was the original wearer's initials embroidered in blue reverse chain stitching. I might have to do that on mine! Here is the link to the picture.

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