Now that I recovered mentally from the disaster at Halloween, I have decided my next project will be something of treat for me as well as practical. I am in desperate need of finding a new way to stay cool during the hot summer reenacting months so a sheer mid-Victorian is on the horizon. Here's some inspiration:
I am planning on making it out of patterned or embroidered 100% cotton voile. I would like it to have a gathered bodice in the front similar to the second and fourth photos above, with some sort of lace detailing on the upper arm of the sleeves.
Note to self: Make a cute chemise so I am not embarrassed to show my underclothing.