Victorian Chemise Pattern: Hstorical Multi Sized Sewing Pattern - 1880-1

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1870s – 1890s Chemise, a Victorian underwear pattern by The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns.
This pattern includes 6 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.
All sizes Petite – X-large are included.
Petite: bust 32", waist 24", hips 34".
X-large: bust 52:, waist 44", hips 54".

The chemise was one of the layers worn to protect the corset, which could not easily be washed if one expected it to last. The chemise, made of cotton or linen cambric, or of a washing silk like foulard, helped to protect the corset from body oils and perspiration. It also protected the woman’s body from chaffing from the corset.

But trimmed with lace or Swiss embroidery, the chemise was a woman’s way of thumbing her nose at the outward show of Victorian prudery, at its height in her outer dress during this period. Trimmings became even more extreme in the 1890s, but by 1876 a reviewer explained (or complained) that a “fashionable chemise looks like a baby’s christening robe.”

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Average review
Received quickly and exactly as described -- thank you!
Jul 26, 2017 by wendy1257
Sep 2, 2016 by Adrienne Kubiak
Great pattern! Thanks so much!
Aug 27, 2015 by Mimi
Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Thank you.
Aug 4, 2015 by Nicki Upson
Fast shippung and great packaging
Dec 23, 2014 by softsighs

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