Buy our pattern and make this easy, breezy Chemise Dress.
When in 1783 Marie Antoinette adopted the simple muslin dresses worn by creole women in the French Caribbean colonies, she started a revolution she may one day have come to regret. The Chemise Dress (or chemise de la reine) is the first indication of the high-waisted, sheer gowns that would come to define the Empire and Regency period.
This is a full-size paper pattern with complete instructions and historical notes for a lady’s chemise dress popular from 1783 until 1793 based on extant and pictorial examples. Fits busts 28″-50″. One size fits all. Embellishment suggestions included.
4 yards at least 45″ wide
cord for drawstrings
silk ribbon for trim
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