I haven’t posted an honest-to-goodness tutorial in a long time… but I finally got around to to it! lol. After posting this outfit last week incorporating a favorite 1920s chemise that I’ve converted into a top, I decided to make a tutorial on how to sew up your own version! I really love this style; it’s so timeless and feminine… something that I like incorporating into my wardrobe. Though the 20s isn’t the era I tend towards for daily outfit inspiration, the lingerie of the era was really quite gorgeous–all light, silky fabrics and beautiful lace! I used a lightweight lining material for my tutorial version, but I think this would be an excellent style to use a bit of luxe fabric… say silk twill or charmeuse, or even a very light linen. This is definitely a style that customization is encouraged–variations are endless!
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I hope you’ll enjoy this downloadable tutorial; I made it into a .pdf so it’s easy to save and print to keep next to your sewing machine. (To save it to your computer, just right click on the image below and select “save as”. Otherwise it will open in your browser/Adobe!) Do let me know if you use it–I’d absolutely love to see your variation!