A couple of months ago I came across this wonderful item: a child's Regency era chemsiette. I have never seen one before, so was delighted! Here it is:-
|Regency Era Child's Chemisette|
It has already gone to a very good home.
The fabric is a fine muslin. It has shoulder seams, and a more robust front button hem than you find on ladies' chemisettes. The whitework is beautiful, with tiny ears of wheat adorning the neckline. It closes with 2 tiny ceramic buttons. The neckline shape is square. To the front there are 2 holes at the bottom on each side, where a pin would have been used to keep it closed (I was quite interested to see this!).
From Centre Back to Hem~ 9 1/2" or 24.5cm
Width at Widest (shoulder to shoulder)~ 13 1/2" or 43.5cm