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. 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.Our cotton lawn is the ideal fabric for this garment.
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Cotton corset lacing by the metre or roll, make your own custom lace lengths
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100% Cotton Lawn.
This soft and flowing fabric is beautiful to work with. Ideal for Victorian chemise, petticoats etc.
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The best corset eyelets and washers available.
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Classic coutil, ideal as a tough lining to fashion fabrics.
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Essential interfacing, strong and stable
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Hygenic protection for fittings
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