Long shift with full long sleeves for wearing under dresses, skirts, and bodices.
The Full-Length Drawstring Chemise is made from 100% cotton. An adjustable neckline allows this chemise to be worn on or off the shoulders. The cuffs also have ties for comfort. One-inch deep tucks around the bottom allow you to let out the hem.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 30th 2015
Beautifully made. Size seemed large but that how styles were during the Renaissance period.
Posted by Lady Farrington on Aug 8th 2015
Overall, the shift is constructed very well out of heavy cotton; no doubt it will last many seasons of Festival wear. Might opt for a lighter garment for the really warm days in August, though. I'm short (5'2"), and will be adding more tucks to the hem, as there is puh-lenty of fabric for length. I also need to shorten the arms for functionality. Tall gals, this will be great for you.
The only shortcomings are in the finer details. There is no ruffle at the cuff as pictured; the drawstring channel is right at the wrist. (I plan on creating the ruffle when I adjust the length.) The drawstrings used at neckline and wrists are very thick, modern cotton cord, which will be replaced. I get that the heavy fabric needs something more than, say, 1/8" craft ribbon to hold it up, but a better solution is out there.