This pattern has an assortment of chemisettes and cuffs, suitable for the 1870’s. Collars I and J are suitable for the 1880’s and 1890’s. These chemisettes are perfect for filling in a low cut diner bodice, making it more suitable for day wear. Or they can add interest to a more conservative neckline. The cuffs can fill out wide sleeves, or give a nice finish to a narrow sleeve.
There are two full chemisette styles, high neck and V-neck. Both have center front button closure, and have ties at the waist line to hold it in place. The high neck version has 5 collar styles, and the V-neck has 3 collars.
There are 3 styles of under-sleeves with a variety of 5 cuffs. The first has a full gathered under-sleeve. Another is a fitted under-sleeve style. These two are great for filling in a wide sleeve. The last is a double cuff, or reversible cuff, that can be worn with a narrow sleeve. It has no under-sleeve, but has two styles of cuffs attached back-to-back at the wrist, either cuff being viewable as desired.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
|Neck||12 – 13″||13- 14″||14 – 15″||15 – 16″”|
|Back Width||13″||14″||15 1/2″||17″|
|Back Length||15 1/4″||15 7/8″||16 1/2″||17″|
|Fabric 45″ wide|
|Chimisette||1 1/4 Yards|
|Sleeved Cuff||3/4 Yard|
|Double Cuff||1/4 Yard|
Notions: 1/2″ buttons for closures. 1 yard elastic for sleeves. Optional lace, ribbons, etc.