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Cotton Pin-tucked Chemisette and Sleeve Jockey - Undersleeve Set with 3 collar options

Cotton Pin-tucked Chemisette and Sleeve Jockey - Undersleeve Set with 3 collar options

Regular price $30.00 USD
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Collar Style

This listing is for a button-front “dickie” called a chemisette and matching false sleeves known as "sleeve jockeys".

Our 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 
Lace may be added to the collars for an additional charge. 

Chemisette are 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.

Our set of SLEEVE JOCKEYS is trimmed with 2 rows of narrow pin tucking. They have a 1 inch wide cuff and are closed with mother-of-pearl buttons and a buttonhole. The top of the jockey has a casing through which we have threaded an adjustable elastic. The elastic may be removed and drawstrings inserted if desired. Our jockeys measure 14 inches from casing to cuff and the wrist opening is 8 inches and may be adjusted by moving the button.

UNDERSLEEVES or sleeve jockeys as they were also called are one of the most common accessories worn by women in the 1800’s. They were used not only for their looks but also to help protect the garments from soil and wear. While most sleeve jockeys were worn under the wider pagoda style sleeves, they were also found under shirt or bishop style and coat sleeves. Sleeve jockeys, chemisettes and collars were often made in sets and trimmed with similar edgings helping to enhance the illusion that a complete body was being worn when in fact it was just the matching accessories.
This set is made with 100% clear cotton. White was the common color as it showed that you were a great housekeeper and could maintain white items, but we also offer these items in cream and black. Some of the chemisettes are shown with broaches, these are NOT included with the listing.

The set 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 patterns:  TSA-502 Chemisette and Collars.  TSA-501 Sleeve Jockeys.


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