|French knickers, 1920s, The Met 1986.532.2a-c|
In my case, it's closer to the tail end of my retro metamorphosis. I've had a rather casual and long conversion to vintage style. I've always been interested in vintage style undies but I've never had good luck with them, so my day-to-day underpinnings remain modern.
I'm not *bothered* by modern underwear under retro clothing, but I am *interested* in "the real deal." I've always been interested in historical experience - it's why I'm into historic costuming of all centuries - so I would like to try 1920s, 30s, and 40s from the skin out.
|A reproduction 1920s slip by TheDecoHaus on Etsy|
I have a fear of sewing with fine fabrics like charmeuse, but I'm also interested in lace insertion and finishing tricks, and how rough lingerie can sometimes be on the inside. It's both fine and functional sewing.
The good news is that there are lots of vintage lingerie patterns available, whether original patterns, pattern diagrams, or PDF print-at-homes:
|1930s brassiere and tap pants from LadyMarlowePatterns on Etsy|
|An e-book for making your own 1920s step-in, from MrsDepew on Etsy|
|1930s Simplicity S605 teddy pattern from LadyMarlowPatterns on Etsy|
So I think I'll give it a try. Off to the fabric store!
Have you ever sewn your own vintage lingerie? Do you have any tips or tricks? Warning?