A country girl living in the suburbs goes back to her roots.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
So I was inspired to make this when I purchased a regency dress from a de-stash. I like regency but really haven't gotten around to making a chemise. I want to make the sleeves long with a ruffle at the wrists as the fabric is itchy and I think that ruffles will look pretty. I'm also debating making a chemisette with long sleeves and a separate sleeveless chemise instead, so we will have to see.
I've heard good things about the elizabethancostume.net online pattern generator, so I'm going to try it.
For fabric, I have access to a wonderful little Indian grocery and picked up 10 yards of voile weight Indian cotton. (oh ma gawd will that feel nice next to the skin!) I understand that linen was the usual fabric for shifts, however I live in Northern California and wear my dresses in the summer mostly, if I lived closer to the coastline, I might relent. Plus my fabric is only $2 a yard!
My goal is to finish this by Halloween... we'll see.