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Chemisette, white, cotton, pin-tucked, with choice of 3 collars, dickie

Chemisette, white, cotton, pin-tucked, with choice of 3 collars, dickie

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
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Collar Style

Our cotton chemisette has 2 rows of pin-tucking down each side of the button placket front.  The drawstring from the back is meant to come around and tie in the front, thus keeping the back secure. 

We offer three collar styles: 
a simple stand-up collar
a round fold-over style
the tab collar 

 White was the common color as it showed that you were a great housekeeper and could maintain white items, but we offer these items in cream and black as a custom order. Matching sleeve jockeys ( false sleeves) are also available. Some of the chemisettes are shown with broaches, these are NOT included with the listing.

This listing is for a button-front “dickie” 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 the fact that the chemisette can be easily changed, freshening up an outfit. It is much easier to launder the chemisette than the whole garment. Chemisettes can also be worn under a bodice or jacket to give the impression of a body underneath. For this reason most chemisettes had matching sleeve jockeys trimmed in the same style.

This chemisette can be machine washed in cool to warm water, bleached if necessary BUT should be hung to dry. 

Want to make your own? We offer the pattern TSA-502 Chemisettes and Collars. 

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