Lingerie & Nightwear
For hundreds of years, a chemise was that intimate garment worn next to a lady's skin and was often meticulously monogrammed in dainty script during the Victorian era. Today, A Lady's Chemise is the perfect nightgown or simple summer dress.
Our flattering chemise was worn during the mid to late 1800s and we offer two appealing versions. Both views have short gathered and ruffled cap sleeves and can be cut low knee-length or at the hip to be worn as a blouse. Delicate pleats accent the centre front and back of the neckline, which is adjustable with feminine ribbon drawstrings. Instructions and alphabet designs for a Victorian monogram are included.
Suggested fabrics: Light-weight cottons and blends such as batiste, lawn, voile, gauze or eyelet; handkerchief linen; silks such as crepe de chine; rayon challis. Originals were made of lightweight muslin or linen.
Multi-sized: Extra small to 3X large
Two-skirted dress pattern made in cotton or linen or both! Or make it all in linen.
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 6–10, Medium 12–16 and Large 18–20.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$26.00
The casual comfort and simple elegance of this easy-sew Jacket and Pants combo will make it your favorite at-home wear in super-soft cotton or the perfect evening outfit in silk and brocade. The fully-lined mid-thigh Jacket features stand-up Mandarin collar, set-in sleeves, inside and outside pockets, button-loop frog front closures, and extra-long sleeves that roll back to expose a colorful or decorative lining.
The loose-fitting Pants have a drawstring waist and cuff bands that can be made of the same fabric or a complementary decorative fabric.
Suggested Fabrics: Soft and fluid silks, synthetics, cottons, silk velvet. For a more structured look, cotton, lightweight denim or corduroy, medium-weight silk, lightweight wool. NOTE: Jacket lining shows when cuff is rolled back.
Multi-sized: Women's XS – XL; Men's M – 2XL$39.00
This treasure chest of lingerie styles from the 1920s and 1930s includes a camisole, tap pants, bias teddy and slip. Depending on fabric choice, they can be made for under-garment pleasure or sassy summer outerwear. Pattern includes instructions for lace appliqué, filet crochet lace and decorative ribbon flowers.
Suggested fabrics: Lightweight, soft fabrics of silk, cotton, rayon, synthetics or blends such as crepe, challis, batiste, voile or satin.
Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 22
This fun and fashionable pattern is representative of the late 16th century and early 17th century garments worn by upper class women in the royal courts and peasant women in their daily lives. Square-neck corset laces in back with purchased or handmade eyelets (instructions inside pattern). Scoop-neck corset fastens in front with purchased hook-and-eye tape and features a peplum that echoes the waistline tabs of 16th-century doublets and corsets.
Both versions feature the Elizabethan-era dropped centre front waist. Make the scoop-neck version one or two sizes larger and wear as a vest. Pattern includes historical notes and a resource list for corset-making supplies.
Suggested fabrics: For outer layer, medium to heavy-weight stable fabrics that do not drape, such as silk satin, brocade, damask, shantung, dupioni; cotton damask, brocade; linens and blends. For lining, same as outer layer or slightly lighter-weight equivalent. For supporting inner layers, see Important Notes about Corset Construction inside pattern.
Multi-sized: Misses XS – 3XL
This sleek garment freed early 20th century women from traditional undergarments, which were both elaborate and constricting. Classic princess lines give this slip a smooth shape and flattering fit, whether worn underneath other garments or as a lightweight summer dress. A natural companion for Edwardian Bridal Gown.
Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight cotton and blends such as batiste, lawn, challis, eyelet or broadcloth; rayon challis; handkerchief linen; silk broadcloth. Original garments were made of fine cotton broadcloth.
Multi-sized: Misses 6 – 16
Simple nightgown or pyjama top has optional cap sleeves and side seam pockets. Wonderful for lounging or as sleepwear. View A features a flattering V-shaped yoke. View B is romantic with pretty yoke and cap sleeves of lace.
View A: Soft knit or woven fabrics, such as lightweight terry, knit or woven cotton, batiste, satin, silk charmeuse and tricots.
View B: When using lingerie lace yokes choose lightweight knit or woven fabrics such as tricots, single knits or lingerie silk. When using heavier cotton lace yokes choose heavier knit or woven fabrics such as lightweight terry, double knits, satin and cottons.
Multi-sized: 14 – 24$27.00
Sugar Slip with straps and three variations of finish! An easy to make dress for every occasion! Wear as a slip, layered with a linen shirt or under a T.
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 2–8, Medium 8–12 and Large 14–16.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00