I‘ve been slowly building a dress sample based on the styles of tea gowns and lingerie dresses from the 1899-1905 era for our Bridal line. This one is all fine sheer cottons, mostly pearl white worn over buttercream yellow, antique lace front panels and insertion, and dyed to match silk ribbon. Our original idea was to make this from white over blue…and then a friend gifted me with a bolt of vintage white and yellow dotted Swiss, and everything changed! 🙂
Recently, we came across this nice example of a circa 1900-03 basic S-bend corset from the collection of Anton Priymak in St. Petersburg, Russia, and we just had to share it:
And here are a few close-ups:
Judging from the label, this corset was made locally in Athens, Greece:
Stitching in the ditch on a Friday or any other night…fun! 🙂
Antique lace and silk ribbon 🎀 How I wish our modern lingerie was this detailed!
Vintage silk brocade corset with antique lace and silk garters, shown on my s-bend dress form in the violet “Ooh La La Parlor” in our Victorian house in Old West Tombstone…we have client fittings at both our LA and AZ studios, so plan a trip to Tombstone and get fitted for your next gown and corset! 🎀