Make this easy, breezy Chemise Dress and eat cake!
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.
Our pattern helps you make a lady's chemise dress popular from 1783 until 1793 based on extant and pictorial examples.
Fits busts 28"-50". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: cotton muslin, cotton voile
Notions: thread, cord for drawstrings, silk ribbon for trim
Yardage Requirements: 4 yards at least 45" wide
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