Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Edwardian Combination Underwear

Currently I am making a new Edwardian underwear set. It's the Past Patterns Ladies Underwear Combination, the version with circular drawers. The pattern is for closed drawers. But I converted it to open drawers for convenience. I don't want to have to take of my entire costume everytime I need to go to the bathroom. The circular drawers are a little bit fuller that I thought they would be. Which makes them look a little like a skirt when the combination underwear is on. Which is nice. But I wonder if I will still be able to wear a petticoat combination over it.

Here are some period examples




http://edwardianpromenade.com/fashion/edwardians-unbuttoned/ Really interesting blog!!!!




Rosy said...

Oh my God! How much beauty! It's fun to know you are wearing underwear that period when you carry one of the beautiful costumes that you make. Great!

Esther said...

Hi Rosy, I always try to wear authentic undergarments. Because it helps to shape the outlayer in a period fashion. This is especially true ofcourse with victorian and edwardian fashion. Such an outfit looks completly different and in my opinion odd when you wear modern undergarments.
But I even have a vintage 50's pattern for knickers. Which I haven't made, yet, as the pattern has to be altered. And I hope to buy a pattern for a 50's (style) bra as well.

Esther said...

You can see the knickers pattern here:


The Dreamstress said...

I love the detailing on undergarments from that era. All the examples you posted are so beautifully trimmed with lace and openwork. The strapless one is particularly interested. Can't wait to see yours!

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Alynora said...

Since you posted some of the Edwardian originals, I thought you might also like to take a look at some of the originals I have lurking about as well: https://picasaweb.google.com/117500960967729583070/GreatGrandmaSAtticTrunk#

(en yes, I also live in the Netherlands :) )

Esther said...

Greetings Alynora,

Thank you for sharing the link. It is a collection of truly lovely pieces!
And nice to know that there are more costumelovers living in the Netherlands.