However, my plan for after work today is to stop by the JoAnn Fabrics which is just around the corner and purchase some fabric for a Regency-era chemise. My Love is busy all evening so I can set aside a good amount of time to get started on this project. I am debating whether to make that completely hand-sewn for authenticity's sake or not. I am also curious whether anyone has advice on what kind of fabric to use? The last one I made was regular cotton, and it was okay, but I'd like to try something different this time. I was looking at JoAnn's Sew Classic Linen Solid Fabric but I have never used that product and also am not sure how nearly accurate it is. Advice?
The thing is, coming back to historical costuming, I really want to do it well, and accurately, as well as I can. So I am in need of all kinds of really good sources and lots of wise advice.
Also, recommendations for a good Regency era corset/stays pattern?
Wishing you all the best this week!