Laughing Moon #203 Chemisettes Pattern
Bodice Accessories for Women's wear from c.19th Century to Modern
Complete your lovely day wear ensembles!
For Neck Sizes 15" to 18"
This pattern contains four different chemisettes and a separate pattern piece that can be used for a front ruffle or a neck ruff.
Two of the chemisettes are front opening and two are back opening.
- View A dated 1840s to 1860s. It is front opening and can be made plain or with one or two layers of neck trim and trim down the center front.
- View B front opening and is dated depending on the collar. With no collar it is dated 1850s to the 1870s. With the large collar it is dated 1820s. The small collar can date it from the 1850s to the 1890s. The folding collar can date it from 1800 to 1910.
- View C View C is back closing. With the standing collar it can date from 1800 to 1820. The plain chemisette can be dated from 1800 to 1890.
- View D back closing and has a low neckline for the 1830s.
There are many instances of the different types of chemisettes worn in different years and even eras. It is also true that chemisettes were worn well into the 20th century even up to the 1960s when they were called dickeys.
Fabric: Cotton voile or cotton organdy for a stiffer undergarment.
Optional Interfacing: Cotton organdy
Optional Trim: Embroidered cotton trim or lace
- 2 to 3 yards of narrow twill tape or ribbon for ties
- For closure: Small buttons or hooks and eyes
- For all fabric widths: 3/4 to 1 1/8 yds
- For Ruff/Ruffle: 1/4 yd
Pattern comes printed on white bond paper with multi-color size lines in a 9" x 5" plastic pouch. To save on shipping costs, we will ship pattern first class if it's the only item in the order and refund the overage.