Tags » Underpinnings

These bones don't bend

The silhouette is a key part of the 18th century shape and underpinnings make the shape of a woman. I have previously made a pair of back lacing stays with plastic boning, but I wanted to explore the other boning options. 201 more words

18th Century

Review - Elomi "Etta"

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The Panty Game

As a woman from the lingerie industry, I LOVE to receive new underpinnings! As such, I was thrilled to play the Panty Game at my bachelorette party. 216 more words

My Wedding Planning

Experiment in supportive techniques

So, at a fitting workshop taught by Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara, she suggested that I try making my supportive lining as its own layer. So it looks like I need to make a supportive underdress using my existing dress pattern, as well as a Lemberg bra for comparison. 26 more words

Division V

Corset Cover

I bought I late-Victorian corset cover. As I have previously established here and here I have a bit of a weakness for Victorian underwear as I tend to feel guilty leaving it amongst the 1980s polyester “vintage”. 206 more words

Museums And Research

Apricot Glacé 1920s Envelope Chemise

This garment is quite a departure for me in terms of historical period. It’s 1920s. Common wisdom says that only tall, slender, boyishly figured women can carry off the 1920s silhouette. 1,365 more words

Historical Sew Monthly

Excavating The Basement

With the gravel and topsoil scraped and piled and the concrete steps (found under the side deck) split horizontally and pushed to the back yard (to save the trouble of landfilling) for a future fire pit we began excavation for the addition basement. 347 more words

New Old House