Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Split-Drawers Combination

I've been wanting to make a combination chemise and split drawers set for some time, mainly to cut down on the layering of so many late-Victorian undergarments (bulks up the silhouette a bit). I really love my cotton front lacing corset - it's the lightest and most comfortable of my corsets, and I'd like to make another but with busks. And my split-drawers combo? Amazing! I like how downsizing to a combination set can take an inch or so from a corseted waist (no bunch, no bulk - much more comfortable)!

Next in the works, I have planned a wool cape constructed from a gorgeous brown Herringbone (I bought on clearance) and a Renaissance-style gown for the Madrigal Dinner I'll be attending in December. I love this season! Blessings and happy sewing!