This pattern is for a button front “dickey” called a chemisette. These garments were used to help fill in the neckline of dresses with a square or lower neckline, allowing the wearer to extend the purposes of her garments. A great consideration is that the chemisette can be easily changed, freshening up an outfit. The pattern includes 6 collar styles that can be used on the chemisettes or can be made as separate collars and tacked to a bodice to protect the neckline. Chemisettes were worn under bodices to give the illusion of a body underneath. For this reason most had matching sleeve jockeys trimmed in the same style. TSA-501 Sleeve Jockeys and Cuffs is the perfect companion pattern for this purpose. Some simple embroidery designs and the instructions from Godey’s for a knitted chemisette are included. A basic one-size pattern.

Chemisettes & Collars

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