Making Some Frilly Victorian Underwear || 1890s Combinations- Bernadette Banner thank you @pleasure_dome

Basically a documentary on how I made a pair of c. 1890s Victorian combinations using Victorian patterns and stitching techniques.

THINGS MENTIONED: Agnes Walker, ’Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out’ (for the pattern)… Bertha Banner, ‘Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking’… Hecht Sewing Machine and Motor: 304 W. 38th St. NYC For a more modern (read: practical) construction diary of 90s combinations, Enchanted Rose Costumes has one coming soon!… Shoes worn at the end are the ‘Gibsons’ by American Duchess.

MATERIALS USED: White cotton: Fabric Garden, NYC. 1.5 yd Insertion lace: Joyce Trimming, NYC. 24 yds single edged lace (to be doubled) Waist and cuff insertion lace: East Coast Trimming, NYC. 2.5 yd Satin ribbon: M&J Trimming, NYC. 2.5 yd Closure ribbon: M&J Trimming, NYC. 1/2 yd Cotton thread: John Lewis Silk thread (for seaming insertion lace together and attaching to cotton): John Lewis Cookies, approximately 8 needed to fuel finishing

SEWING TOOLS:(Please know that these are affiliate links) -Clear 18-inch ruler: -Steel-headed straight pins: -Every size & weight needle you will probably ever need: -My most favorite (& stupidly fiddly) #10 sharps, the tiniest needles: -Ye Trusty Olde 8” shears (tartan ribbon not included): -Those wee bird snips that literally everyone seems to have: -(But I’ve also just found these that are a unicorn and I am severely tempted; I should not be trusted with Amazon: -Large Newsprint Pad: -Actual pattern paper: -Butcher’s paper: -French Curve:

IMAGE CREDITS: 1. “Drawers”, 1887, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.46.27.4… 2. “Underwear” (chemise), 1860-65, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.44.48.12a, b… 3. “Combination”, 1890-1900, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number 2009.300.2368…

MUSIC CREDITS: “Web Weaver’s Dance” by Asher Fulero, YouTube Audio Library Local Forecast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (…) Source:… Artist: Waltz (Tschikovsky Op. 40) Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License…

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.