Definition Of chemisette
a woman's undergarment similar to a camisole, typically worn so as to be visible beneath an open-necked blouse or dress.
Similarly, the collar of the woman's chemisette is typical of the period 1848-52, as are the narrow undersleeves.
Example Of chemisette
A set of undersleeves and a chemisette with collar would have been worn under the bodice.
Consisting of three pieces: a bodice, skirt, and a chemisette or dickey, the dress reflects the fashionable style of the late nineteenth century.
During the 19th Century the chemisette goes in and out of style which makes exact dating difficult.
I'm definitely not a fan of chemisettes , as seen on the right, so I made the fichu on the left, which is just a triangle of cotton netting.
If done in this order, only the chemisette and corset need to be washed regularly.