Making Some Frilly Victorian Underwear || 1890s Combinations

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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) https://archive.org/details/krl00366374/page/n245
Bertha Banner, ‘Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking’ https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=IhMlyt7IuGsC&printsec=frontcover&pg=GBS.PA9
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! https://www.youtube.com/user/EnchantedRoseCostume
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

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IMAGE CREDITS:
1. “Drawers”, 1887, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.46.27.4 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/106016?rpp=90&pg=7&rndkey=20141112&ao=on&ft=*&when=A.D.+1800-1900&what=Costume&pos=547
2. “Underwear” (chemise), 1860-65, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number C.I.44.48.12a, b https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80037304
3. “Combination”, 1890-1900, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession number 2009.300.2368 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/80095040

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 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Waltz (Tschikovsky Op. 40) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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