1980's Folkwear 203 Vintage Sewing Pattern Edwardian Underthings: Dainty frilly undergarments of fine cotton were worn by turn-of-the-century women to enhance a well-rounded graceful silhouette. These were sometimes called "trousseau sets" or "flimsies." Our popular pattern offers three garments which may be charming finished with your choise of eyelet or lace; instructions are also given for hand-crocheted lace and feather stitch embroidery inside pattern.
The bodice of the camisole is accentuated by clusters of tucks and optional lace insertions. Slightly high-waisted and fitted in back, it is blouse in front, with soft gathers falling from ribbon beading of lace or eyelet along the rounded back edge The armhole is also trimmed with lace or eyelet edging. The camisole closes with drawstrings at neckline and waist, and buttoned front opening.
The gored petticoat falls to a wide flounce over a dust ruffle at the hemline. The drawstring waist ties at a back placket opening. The petticoat may easily we shortened for contemporary wear.
Knee-length drawers or "knickers," gathered at the curved waistband, are constructed with a front gusset and two buttoned side plackets. They are finished with ruffles at the knees. Petticoat and drawers are also decorated with tucking and/and or lace or eyelet.
Size: 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16
Pattern is: Uncut, factory folded
Envelope condition: No envelope; comes in a plastic zip top bag
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