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-Custom Made Garments-
The Camille Dress
chemise dress
  • 100% cotton
  • Unlined bodice, sleeves, and skirt
  • Drawstring closures at back
  • Optional contrasting belt
  • Slightly elevated waistline
  • Inside seams are machine sewn while all outside stitches are hand finished. Hem is machine finished.
Shown over a period shift (not included but recommended)

Available in women's standard sizes 6-22
Available in custom sizing

When placing your order, please specify fabric selection for gown (list 2)

Please allow 3-4 weeks for the completion of this gown.*

Special Order #1786W

Price: $375.00

(for silk, please add $70.00)
(add full lining for $200.00)

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*Completion times are estimates and not guarantees. To avoid delays or additional fees, please email us for current turn-around times

HISTORICAL NOTES:

Chemise dress
This gown is inspired by Jean Baptiste Isabey's Miniature of Young Woman painted in the 1790s (source unknown).

This dress features a slightly elevated waistline and full gathered skirt. It was traditionally white or pastel in color; however evening gowns of this style have also been documented in rich jewel tones.

This style of gown originated in France and was inspired by the dress of the pastoral countryside. It quickly spread throughout Europe and America and was prominent from the 1780s to early 1800s.
In England, it was worn over a small pad attached at the back of the corset.

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