Alrighty, this one took all afternoon Sunday, but with a pile of movies to watch, I was able to lounge on the sofa and sew, sew, sew. Baby decided to start actually kicking (which I could both feel and see!) so it was rather entertaining since that was the first I'd ever seen my belly move. :) The fun begins!
This chemise is a recreation of one on the Wisconsin Historical Society Children's Clothing Collection, which is dated 1850-1860. It says it's an undershirt, but the wise folks at the Sewing Academy say it's actually a chemise due to the buttons at the shoulders. It seems a little wide, but I compared it to Sarah Jane's baby dress pattern sizes and it seems to coordinate well.
Next stop: A second cotton petticoat to button onto the waist of the first one. I think I'll do tucks this time.