Edwardian Unmentionables

by Starspangledheart on February 12, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1910s,Downton Abbey Inspired,Lingerie

I’ve been quiet on here for a while. One reason is that I’ve been super busy, but the other is that I’ve been working on Edwardian undergarments for more Downton Abbey type sewing this year!

My 19teens corset! I made it from a pattern that the blogger Festive Attyre made from an antique corset that she thinks is from 1916 or so. This is my first real corset that I made with coutil and steel boning.

I also made a 19teens early brassier from a pattern made by blogger Historically Dressed from an antique brassier and 1913 combinations made from a reprint of an antique pattern.

I adore my combinations! They are super fun to wear!

I’m already working on a 1914 dress but in the meantime you can see more of my Edwardian sewing here: Dressing Downton Projects, brassier and combinations, corset.

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I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

WOW. That is incredible. Nice work!!


Anthea February 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

Welll done! The corset looks amazing!


maj February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Wow – the corset is really amazing!
I love it.


Jen Thompson February 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Wow – your corset is stunning! I’m so happy to hear that the pattern worked for you. :)


Sarah February 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

Really beautiful work! I’m off to check out this corset pattern :)


Sarah February 16, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Looks amazing! I was just looking at this… http://wesewretro.com/2013/02/montgomery-ward-mystery-catalogue-identified/#comment-110028 …. and was asking how the heck a lady sat down? and it looks like you could tell me 1st hand. How does a rigid garment flex at the hip joint?


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