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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

Bralettes & Soft Bras

More often than not, we girls are looking for comfort combined with style. This ideal has now tied into our underpinnings.

Soft Bra: This style mimics the structure and support of a traditional underwire bra, but offers soft, seamless comfort. 150 more words


What To Underwear - 1. Tights


I remember, growing up in the 90s, it was very uncool to wear tights. Restricted to a very specific school dress code, I had to wear either tights or knee-socks and since opaque tights and socks of any kind were considered very childish at the time, we all wore sheer nylons. 251 more words


dare we go there...belles talk bras...your friday friend-1-1

Now that we have tackled the dreaded panty line (see yesterday’s post) we felt it would be a terrible disservice to leave things hanging in the bra department (get it…wink, wink?) … 557 more words

What's Ringin' Our Belle