Saturday, June 4, 2011

Italian Chemise

My chemise for the competition was made from a very lightweight linen I found on sale online.  The pattern used was Margo Anderson's low neck smock pattern.  After sewing what feels like a hundred of these, I wanted to do something a little different to  help it stand out a little bit.  The embroidery on the neckline, sleeves, hem and french seams were all machine done. 

The cuffs were smocked, inspired by an existing chemise seen in Moda a Firenze.  The cuffs were then embroidered and trimmed in lace to match the neckline.


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