Costume Diva (joslinm) wrote in chemisedresses,
Costume Diva

My Chemise a La Reine

I finally succumbed to the 18th century muse that screamed for me to make a Chemise a la Reine.  That sounds a lot better than "I've wanted one since I saw Marie Antoinette, like many of my costuming friends."  I'm not yet able to draft my own patterns, so I used the Reconstructing History Pattern.  The pattern was so-so but it did create a nice end product.  The DL designs hat pattern was fantastic!  You can read more about the dress and it's construction at my blog.  I wore my chemise to Williamsburg's annual Redcoats weekend.


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