Some years ago, I made two simple Edwardian petticoats. Called plain petticoats in the Edwardian era, they were intended for everyday wear. When you think of Edwardian lingerie, you probably think of sheer, white cotton petticoats trimmed with rows and rows of lace. But there were also plain everyday petticoats. Edwardian petticoats for everyday wear … Continue reading 2 Plain Edwardian Petticoats
I’ve read this tip on another blog, but the blog seems to be gone. I’ve used this kind of drawsting closure on two Edwardian petticoats already, and it really works. It’s easy and fast to make and to put on, and it helps to give the skirt the right Edwardian silhouette. Edwardian skirts and petticoats … Continue reading How To Sew An Edwardian Petticoat Drawstring Closure
I’m sewing an Edwardian lingerie dress with lightweight cotton fabric and lace inserts. And because the dress is very sheer, I made this lingerie set to go under. I used artificial silk made from natural fibers which is historically accurate because artificial silk underwear was already made in the Edwardian era. Artificial silk lingerie was … Continue reading Edwardian Green Artificial Silk Lingerie – Petticoat & Camisole
We finally had time to take photos of my handmade Edwardian lace petticoat. I love how the petticoat turned out! Besides my Edwardian silk corset, it’s my favorite historical piece so far!
This antique Edwardian lace petticoat is so airy and pretty with lace insertions, pintucks and a wide Valenciennes lace flounce! This antique lace petticoat is from the Edwardian era. Like my antique Edwardian lace chemise, my antique 1920s marcel wave iron and my antique Victorian linen chemise, I found it on ebay!
‘Every well groomed woman is very particular to see that outside garments fit without wrinkles and with a glove-like appearance across the hips and back. There is only one way to accomplish this result, and that is to have the under garments without fullness or wrinkles.’ (School Sewing Based On Home Problems, 1916)
An Edwardian summer corset was on my sewing list for a long time! My Edwardian summer corset is a single-layer batiste corset with blue binding and external boning channels.
I always wanted to have an Edwardian-style sweater but knitting is not my favorite activity! 😉 So instead of knitting one I finally decided to use a modern sweater and refashion it into an Edwardian sweater.
In the Victorian and Edwardian era, all women wore camisoles over her corsets so that the corset boning wouldn’t show through the often sheer dress materials. So, camisoles – also known as corset covers – were essential garments back then!
If you’ve ever wondered what underthings Victorian ladies and 1920s flappers wore, you’ve come to the right place. Find out more about the history of lingerie! What kind of underwear did Edwardian ladies, Victorian working class women and 1920s flappers wear? Although the terms didn’t change much between the Victorian era and the 1920s, the … Continue reading History Of Lingerie – Victorian, Edwardian & 1920s