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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Elizabethan Chemise
« on: April 23, 2016, 05:04:15 PM »
While my dress this year isn't period accurate, it's greatly influenced by the Tudor/Elizabethan era. I'm looking to get an Elizabethan style shift/chemise for it since that is what my home faire plays off of. Does anyone here make them to sell or know where I can purchase one? I don't need extra embroidery or anything too fancy. Also I know there are a couple different styles with collars, but I can't seem to get good pictures of the courtiers at faire to get a good view of them. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 05:28:31 PM »
Lady Kathleen of Olmsted, a member on this Foum, is a professional seamstress who does beautiful work.  I have 2 of hr noble chemis s, and my husband has one.  Thy are exquisite.  You can send her a message on the Forum for more info.
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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 05:47:14 PM »
Thank you!

Offline isabelladangelo

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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 07:14:21 PM »
Have you considered making one?  They aren't difficult and are a great beginner's project if you don't know how to sew yet.

Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 07:21:20 PM »
Do you have any patterns I can look up and fabric suggestions?

I found this one too which is really pretty and simple Chemise
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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 08:33:57 PM »
There is the pattern in Pattern's of fashion should you choose to self draft.  It's basically two trapezoids, a rectangle for the neck, two rectangles for the sleeves, and small rectangles for the cuffs.  There are also the squares for the underarm gussets. 

For more there was a discussion on smock patterns a few years ago that is still very relevant.   

Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 09:29:07 PM »
I think I have my terminology wrong. What I'm looking for is like the chemise in the link I posted in my last reply. Not the square neckline type. It's not a partlet though because that goes over the square neck line chemise. I'm looking for a blouse that has the poofy sleeves and collared neckline as a whole. I should do a little more research before I make a topic.

Like this
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Re: Elizabethan Shift/Chemise
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 10:37:08 PM »
I think I have my terminology wrong. What I'm looking for is like the chemise in the link I posted in my last reply. Not the square neckline type. It's not a partlet though because that goes over the square neck line chemise. I'm looking for a blouse that has the poofy sleeves and collared neckline as a whole. I should do a little more research before I make a topic.

Like this



This is exactly the kind of chemises that Lady Kathleen made for me.
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Chieftesse Surf'n Penny of Clan O'Siodhachain,
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Offline isabelladangelo

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Re: Elizabethan Chemise
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 05:22:00 AM »
It's a high necked smock.  The pattern for it is in Patterns of Fashion (first link I sent) and I believe there was one in the thread I posted as well. 

Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Elizabethan Chemise
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2016, 06:51:05 AM »
Awesome, thank you!

 

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