ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

Foundation layer

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

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.

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

Source: Fashionable Forties

Underbust Corset

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

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

Petticoat

ca. 1909 Edwardian Ladies Unmentionables

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.