I am so excited about today’s post as it has been a long time in coming!
Using inspiration from a variety of sources, I have created a video tutorial and pattern on how to create a Regency Era Chemisette custom designed to fit you! Simply open up the PDF pattern, follow the guidelines on how to create the pattern pieces, then watch the videos below to learn how to create your very own chemisette.
Tutorial will help you create a chemisette with one or two ruffles (as pictured in images below.)
(Image from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion I)
(Painting of 1800 Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna, artist unknown)
REGENCY CHEMISETTE VIDEO TUTORIAL
Click the underlined link below to open up PDF pattern.
***Videos show how to create a two ruffle chemisette. If desired, simply cut out two ruffles using measurements presented in pattern****
In this video section, I will show you how to construct the frame of the chemisette and create the neckline darts.
In this section we will stitch darts, sew cording/ribbon channels, and begin to work on the ruffle.
This portion will show you how to pleat the ruffle.
Now that the ruffle is pleated, this part will show you how to create the ruffled neckline in order to attach it to the chemisette.
This last video details attaching the ruffle to the neckline and completing all the finishing touches.
And that’s it!
Feel free to play around and create various styles and necklines of chemisettes!
And as always, feel free to share a picture of your own creation on social media!
Simply post on my Facebook page or use the tag #aimeevictorian on Instagram. Links to both platforms are on the sidebar of my blog!
By Pierre Louis Bouvier GENEVA 1766 – 1836
Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion 1
Various of paintings from 1805-1015