Making a chemise using a free 1897 pattern from the Voice of Fashion
I made a chemise using a free pattern from the Winter 1897 Voice of Fashion magazine. Interpreting an old pattern had its challenges!
Finnish underwear at the turn of the 20th century – part 2: chemise or “paita”
I made a chemise following drafting instructions from a Finnish 1892 book called Tyttöjen käsitöiden johtamisen ohjeita kansakouluja varten.
Hand-sewn Victorian chemise
I made a real Victorian linen chemise by hand using the pattern from the book Manual for Needlework and cutting out. My first completely hand-sewn garment!