Edwardian Lace Chemise

Edwardian Lace Chemise

Today I’ve sewn an Edwardian broderie anglaise lace chemise.

edwardian broderie anglaise lace chemise

I joined together three different broderie anglaise lace ribbons for the yoke.

Close-up of lace yoke

The off-white cotton fabric is slightly gathered under the lace yoke.


All seams are finished with flat felled seams – the typical seam for Edwardian lingerie because it irons well and doesn’t chafe the skin.

flat felled seam edwardian-chemise
Flat felled seam
lace buttonhole edwardian-chemise
Button and buttonhole

Edwardian chemises had a button closure on the shoulders.

button closure edwardian-chemise

This pretty Edwardian chemise was my main inspiration. I think my reproduction is very similar. 🙂

lace yoke edwardian-chemise

I could thread pink silk ribbon through the eyelet lace, like Edwardian lingerie often had. But I’m also liking the chemise as it is. What do you think?

lace sun shadow edwardian-chemise

After finishing the chemise, I baked ‘melting moments’. 🙂

melting moments cookies

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