Chemise or Shift, Underwear Pattern: Historical Sewing Pattern, 1800-1

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1600 – 1840 Chemise, an underwear pattern by The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns. This pattern includes 4 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".

Perfume was an essential part of this garment's existence. The laundress washed underclothing in herbs and scents, partly because clothing was not washed very often (and when it was, wood ash, mud, or dung might be used as "cleansers"), and partly because the wearer did not bathe very often. After 1700, soap and boiling water became the cleaning method of choice, but her underwear was still washed more frequently than she was.

Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!

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Average review
This is a great pattern and it came quickly.
Jan 11, 2018 by SARA BLANSHARD
Perfect, just like the pictures & description said. Great & friendly customer service. Will recommend to friends. Thank you so much! :)
Jul 13, 2015 by Christina Lesondak
MantuaMaker always ships quickly and her patterns are so easy to use! Quality to a T!
Apr 20, 2015 by Shea Graham
Great quality pattern, will last me for many projects
Jan 26, 2015 by mzdevy
Great pattern! Thank you so much!
Dec 21, 2014 by Mimi

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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FYI 1 - All instructions are in English.

FYI 2 - I do have a cat (allergy warning; my cat has such fine fur I find stray hairs in places he could *never* get to!) but he has little contact with my patterns. My home is smoke-free, but vintage books and trim may carry their own distinctive odors.