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Chemise Post #24: Trystan’s chemise à la Gothique

One of my favorite things is seeing Trystan take a historical style and make it into her own. She’s VERY committed to her personal aesthetic and warped sense of humor, in case you haven’t noticed. Trystan made this gown for our trip to France last year, from some beautiful lightweight silk-cotton Indienne printed lawn. To… Continue reading Chemise Post #24: Trystan’s chemise à la Gothique

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Chemise Post #23: Kendra’s robe en gaulle

Way back in my first post, I discussed the terminology confusion surrounding the “gaulle” and the “chemise.” Back when we thought these dresses were two different things, and not simply later iterations of the chemise gown, Kendra made a lovely peach-toned gaulle. Kendra’s gown features the tight, wrist length sleeves, and the fitted back of the… Continue reading Chemise Post #23: Kendra’s robe en gaulle

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Chemise Post #13: Taking my first stab at recreating the Platt Hall Chemise

I’m out of town for the weekend so I’ll be republishing the next three Chemise Gown installments from the original blog I started a couple of years ago to specifically track my research progress on this project.  March 3, 2013 Well, my little breakdown a few weeks ago has passed, and the good news is… Continue reading Chemise Post #13: Taking my first stab at recreating the Platt Hall Chemise