Hello all! It's been a little while! Once more I have caught the historical costume bug but unlike my last several sewing projects this one is not from the Regency Era. I have recently become enamored with and been inspired by garments from the 1890's.
My chemise is based on the following image from the Met Museum.
I used a Linen/Cotton blend from Jo-Ann and drafted the pattern myself with the above picture as a guide. The trim is a narrow cotton lace also from Jo-Ann.
(Please forgive the wrinkles, we were out of starch!)
I considered sewing the entire piece by hand but I talked myself out of it fairly quickly. I machine sewed and flat-felled the seams and hand sewed the binding, hem and trim.
I am not going for complete historical accuracy with this outfit, only for something that pleases my fancy!
Approximate cost of this project: $6.50