I went with a simple double row of pleating for my collar, because this was an experiment, but in future I hope to make more with more fabulous collar treatments! Here are some of my favorites:
|Eliza Schaum, 1816|
|Lina Groger, 1815|
|Jacoba Vetter, c.1816|
I was bad and forgot to take pictures while I was working...but here are a few of me wearing the finished chemisette with an old white day dress at the Regency Weekend:
|the front of the chemisette is just open, so that I can pin it closed (as I did here) or wear it open. Options!|
|ruffles blowing in the wind|
This was a great project, because it was easy, quick, and gave me the confidence to try future experiments! I love little things like chemisettes. I feel like they really "make" the look, and they're an easy way to add to an ensemble without making a new dress. Hooray! I look forward to wearing this chemisette again, and to making more.