Tutorial on how to make a chemise without a pattern with fabric layout, and cutting diagram.

How to make a chemise without a pattern

Tutorial on how to make a chemise without a pattern with fabric layout, and cutting diagram.
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  4. Fold chemise in half, lining up at underarm gussets. Rip off excess 4" of fabric from offset hemline.
    1. Sew side seams from sleeve hem to bottom hem. (yellow dashes)
    2. Rip extra hemline fabric into 1" wide strips. Sew strips together to make one long 1" wide strip. Press up ½" (or serge ) one long edge, and both short edges.
    3. With right sides together, sew unfinished edge of strip to neckline, which includes the sleeves.
    4. Press entire seam allowance down and away from neckline.
    5. Fold and press again to wrong side along top of seam allowance, which will bring some of the right side of chemise to the wrong side.
    6. Sew strip to chemise at an even distance away from fold.
    7. Hem sleeves and bottom edge.
    8. Thread 3/8" satin ribbon in neckline casing. Gather to fit.
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  4. Chemise fabric layout for 56 - 60" wide 100% linen fabric. Body is extra wide to produce crinkle effect under open V-front gowns. Sleeves are wide to 'pouf' through slashed gown sleeves. Cut the sleeves and gussets out first. Then divide the remaining fabric for the front and back pieces. Fold chemise in half, lining up at underarm gussets. Rip extra 4" of fabric from hemline of fabric (sleeves were offset)
  5. 1. Sew side seams from sleeve hem to bottom hem. (yellow dashes)
    2. Sew gathering stitches along neckline. Gather each section separately.
    3. Put on camicia and gather to fit your neckline.
    4. Square neckline at seamlines.
    5. Use extra hemline fabric to make 2" wide strips.
    6. Press strip in fourths, like double fold bias tape.
    7. Sew strip along first fold to neckline on right side starting at center back.
    8. Bring strip over top of neckline to wrong side. Pin.
    9. On right side, sew strip to neckline ¼" from seamline.
    10. Rip remaining 10 x 16 fabric leftover from layout in half to get two 5 x 16 pieces.
    11. Fold in half to 2.5 x 16". Wrap around the widest part of hand (usually across knuckles). Cut fabric to that width plus 1".
    12. Gather sleeves to fit band. Sew band to sleeve hem as you did neckline.
  1. Step 7Finished simple chemise and italian renaissance chemise.

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