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.
This chemise is heavy, smooth cotton fabric stitched with great quality. Can't wait to wear it for Halloween and to the Ren Faire!
This chemise is strong and thick and billowy. It would have been five stars except for the strings at the wrists and neckline are actually cotton rope and irritated my skin a bit. There are ways around the discomfort, and I will probably restring a much thinner gauge of string or cotton cord through the entire thing to make it more comfortable.
That being said, I wore this to a muddy event that was rainy, warm, and cold, and it was there for me the entire time. Definitely worth the price, in my opinion.
BTW- Customer service is astounding. Not only did the woman help me build an outfit, she essentially worked with me like a personal shopper on the phone and then rushed it to me before my event the following weekend. Seriously, nobody does that anymore. My fifth star goes to her ;-)
Beautifully made. Size seemed large but that how styles were during the Renaissance period.
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.