ca. 1909
Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

Foundation layer


Details of the decoration at shoulders and hem

Around 1870's combination underwear was invented to reduce bulk at the waist. This is a pair of Edwardian white cotton camidrawers, a combination of camisole and drawers. The other version a combination of camisole and petticoat was also worn. The pattern I used was Past Patterns, #107 Two Edwardian Combinations.

Source: Fashionable Forties

Underbust Corset

Peach colored satin Edwardian underbust corset, made with Laughing Moon pattern #113.


Source: The Mended Soul

A petticoat would have been worn over the combinations and corset. Often of silk because it makes such a nice sound when a lady moved. Ladies who couldn't afford silk would sometime sew thin paper in their petticoat to achieve the same sound. I always wear the (under)petticoat from 1860's underwear set.