Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A simple chemise


It's not very exciting, but it is finished. This is a basic linen chemise. I actually did not have a chemise appropriate for my medieval period dress and I've been wearing it without one (!). It is entirely hand sewn using linen thread with French seams.

6 comments:

Liadain said...

Nice! The right "undies" make such a difference.

I admit to not "backreading", because my dialup is sooo slow - what'e your usual time?

Elina said...

Neat! This is exactly what I need to make as well. It's all these non-interesting projects that seem to be the hardest to get started with, however necessary they may be.

Kathy Storm said...

Liadain - "what's my usual time?" not sure what you mean by that. If you mean about posting, that is random. If you mean about my internet connection, I have a cable modem so it is pretty fast. I try to keep my picture size to about 200k so they are a bit easier to download but I'm really not sure how long that takes on dialup since I gave up dialup 8 or more years ago. If I'm not answering your question let me know and I'll be happy to respond.

Elina - too right! Yet I'm so glad to have this done. I felt wrong every time I wore my dress w/o a chemise!

Liadain said...

Sorry - I meant what's your usual SCA "period"? I think I wasn't thnking in English yesterday... :-)

Kathy Storm said...

I don't have one dedicated period, but my fancy dress is 1530s-ish and my outdoor event outfit is 1300s. Most of my embroidery interest are 1300s and 1400s so that's where I am gravitating.

stolte said...

Very nice. The chemise is definately an important part of the dress but so often forgotten.