For hundreds of years, a chemise was that intimate garment worn next to a lady's skin. This particular style of chemise came about in the mid-1800s and was in-fashion up until about 1900. Frequently it was meticulously monogrammed in dainty Victorian script. Today, A Lady's Chemise is the perfect nightgown or simple summer dress. You can adjust the length yourself to make this pattern into a summer blouse. Two different versions are offered, one that sits off of the shoulders and one that rests on the shoulders. Both views have short gathered and ruffled cap sleeves Delicate pleats accent the center front and back of the neckline, which is adjustable with feminine ribbon drawstrings. Instructions and alphabet designs for a Victorian monogram are included.
Suggested Fabrics: Light-weight cottons and blends such as batiste, lawn, voile, gauze, or eyelet; handkerchief linen; silks such as crepe de chine; rayon challis. Originals were made of lightweight muslin or linen.
The patterns have cutting lines for seven sizes, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL, and 3XL. There are instructions included for making the chemise into a blouse.
Folkwear has been around for a long time and still is. This pattern is new, not used or vintage. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer.
Items will be shipped within 3 business days after receipt of payment. All shipping is via US Postal Service. Items under 13 oz are shipped first class mail. All other items are shipped priority. Items over $50 will be insured. If you prefer a different method, please contact me before ordering.
Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
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