Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The underwear really doesn't look in the least glamorous or pretty to me, in spite of the lacy eyelet pattern. In fact, all the pieces are fairly shapeless - the camisole and petticoat are just cylinders, with ribbon shoulder straps, and no shaping apart from a band of ribbing round the waist. Not flattering at all, and whatever you wore on top would look equally shapeless, I should think. And it's knitted woolly underwear! You would surely only want to wear that if it was the middle of winter and you were otherwise freezing cold. Think how itchy it would be! This is one 1920s vintage pattern that I can't imagine anyone wanting to copy.