There are a couple items from the box I acquired from my friend Tamara Gates which I have not yet highlighted on my blog. One of them is a piece of underclothing. Nothing romantic, like a corset, but drawers - the 1910s version of underpants!
Every aspect of antique underpinnings is fascinating. And this homely pair is no exception. Every garment has character, and if studied even a little, tells a story. These drawers are well made, from a sturdy, tightly woven cotton that (apart from the stains) has aged well.
|These are sturdy, well made closed-drawers. They have stains on them that every woman will recognise.|
|These drawers, from a 1919 pattern, look very similar to the pair in my collection.|
|Mother of pearl button.|
|Showing the generous side opening oaf the drawers.|
|Beautiful crocheted lace at the bottom of the legs.|
|Best for last! The basting stitches still show and were never pulled out after the legs were sewn to the waistband. I find little details like this fascinating!|
I'm glad to have this piece and to learn so much from it, as I have from the other items in my collection.