I am planning to make a Regency Era gown with sheer sleeves and I did not want my chemise sleeves to show. Using information gleaned from the Sense and Sensibility Patterns message forum I made a sleeveless chemise.
Sense and Sensibility's Regency Underthings Pattern
White Cotton Voile
White Seam Binding (For the drawstring.)
All of the inner seams were sewn my machine. All outer seams were sewn by hand using a back stitch (flat felling) or a running stitch (hems).
I used this picture from the forum as a guide.