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
If you follow me on instagram, you know that I’m sewing an Edwardian shirtwaist costume at the moment. It consists of a refashioned men’s shirt-turned-Edwardian blouse, a black wool skirt, and a black leather belt and chatelaine bag. And because Edwardian wool skirts were usually worn over colored real or faux silk petticoats I made … Continue reading Edwardian Pink Faux Silk Petticoat
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)
I made another Victorian corded petticoat because I didn’t like the first one that I made a couple of years ago. Corded petticoats were mainly worn before the invention of the steel cage crinoline in 1856. Skirts were already very wide in the 1840s and especially the 1850s. And to support these heavy skirts some … Continue reading DIY Victorian Corded Petticoat
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.