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Shirts and Chemises with Chantelle

Submitted by Katherina Weyssin on September 9, 2011 - 10:12am

Chantelle is offering her assistance to any gentles who wish to start, make or finish a shyrte or chemise this Tuesday night, from  6:30pm at number 6 Aratonga Ave Greenlane

Come join the fun...and remember, there are only two weeks till festival so why not spread them out!

- posted by Katherina on Chantelle's behalf -



Patterns for a 16th C man's shirt or woman's high-necked chemise:


  • Cutting diagram - how to lay the pieces out on the cloth
  • Alternative cutting layout - use this if your fabric isn't wide enough to cut a body piece and a sleeve side by side (likely if your fabric is narrrower than ~110cm, or you are more than ~110cm around the chest/bust).
  • Instructions for sizing the shirt; how to adapt for a man or woman

3m of white linen (or cotton) will be enough for most figures and styles


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