This was a basic challenge for me. I made a chemise to go with my new drawers. The chemise was even more basic, with no adornment whatsoever, but I'm in a rush to move on to other things, so maybe in time I'll add a bit of embroidery or lace. Probably not though, knowing how I tend to hate going back to something once it's been declared 'finished'. I did hand sew it though, as with the drawers.
The Challenge: Colour Challenge White
Pattern: Elizabeth Stewart Clark's Draft-Your-Own Chemise
Year: Mid 19th c.
Notions: Just thread.
How historically accurate is it? Fairly. ESC patterns seem accurate, and cotton certainly would have been used at the time.
Hours to complete: Maybe only 10? My hand sewing may be getting faster.
First worn: Around the house quite a bit yesterday.
Total cost: The fabric for both the drawers and chemise was about $10.
And the obligatory photo: