Making My Chemise

Photo by Darling Arias on Unsplash

The Pattern

I ordered an Irish chemise pattern off Etsy.

The Cloth

The problem with projects is that they take resources. I went to Walmart and bought entirely too much linen because I knew they would charge a bundle more for cloth at Jo-Anne’s and Michael’s. The zombie apocalypse is already eating up my other supplies.

The Cutting

I failed cutting and paper-folding back in sixth grade, and I still am bad at it. I cannot, for the life of me, cut cloth in a straight line without a physical guide to cut along.

The Sewing

With the edges of the cloth all screwy from my inability to cut in a straight line, it took quite a bit of attention to make the pieces come together.


The top of my sleeves hung off my elbows when I tried it on.


Appreciate your clothes! They are harder to make then they look.



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Vivian Yongewa

Vivian Yongewa


Writes for content farms and fun. Has an AU historical mystery series on Kindle.