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Structured Chemise a la Reine

This was a project made for 18th century october, I wanted to make a Chemise a la Reine but lacked the required lightweight cotton. So I decided to make an inaccurate – but quite pretty – version of the dress using polyester shantung and scraps of silk taffeta.

The bodice is boned to give a nice silhouette, and laces up the back with hand sewn eyelets. The skirt is a very full rectangle worn over several layers of petticoats and a roll. It was made over a two week period, and has less than twenty dollars worth of material in it.

I have two posts about how I made it.

Making a Structured Chemise a la Reine Part One

Making a Structured Chemise a la Reine Part Two

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2 responses to “Structured Chemise a la Reine

  1. Jessica

    May 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I take it that since you boned the bodice and it laces up, you wouldn’t need to wear stays with it? Or am I wrong?

     
  2. Adrienne

    May 24, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Absolutely adore this!!!!🙂

     

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