Contains patterns for 5 chemises, 2 corsets, 2 partelets, 2 ruffs, 2 bumrolls, 3 collars and cuffs (sizes 8-18 included). These are just the thing to authentically complete MM016, MM021, MM026, MM041, MM051, MM056 and (although sized for men) MM058.
Chemises were worn for comfort, to keep body dirt off the outer clothes, and for sleeping. They were also often allowed to show for decoration at the neck, wrist and/or through slashes in the sleeve (MM041, MM051 and MM056). Corsets, farthingales (hooped petticoats) and bumrolls reshaped the body into a fashionable silhouette. These undergarments as well as partelets, ruffs, collars and cuffs were worn for style and social status (the more elaborate and constricting a piece of clothing was, the less practical, thus denoting the higher status of the wearer). Many styles are not complete without the proper undergarments, and others will not have the right shape.