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Antique Top...Camisole? or....???

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by bartondoll, May 5, 2004.

  1. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    This is hand done filet crochet work, with ribbon insertion
    openings at the neck, arms and midriff hem area. It is open at center front with a picot edging.

    Not sure what it is. I have a lot of this type of yoke
    tops for adding onto chemises, would this have been used the same way? Was it an upper corset cover? Camisole?

    I think it would look darn cute with jeans!

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bartondoll/DCP_0766a.jpg">

    <img src="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bartondoll/Dcp_0768.jpg">

  2. alonesolo

    alonesolo Guest

    I don't know Sue but if we find out its some type of camisole can I grab the pic for the lingerie resource.
  3. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    It looks like a camisole to me, although I think you have the marketing exactly right with the jeans for crossover appeal.

  4. crinolinegirl

    crinolinegirl Alumni

    I would safely say that it's a 1910's corset cover.
    Camisoles never buttoned as they would have been worn under the corset.
    In the later 1910's and 1920's, chemises started to be known as camisoles, chemise was considered a bit of an old fashioned word.

  5. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Thanks guys!

    I have this pinned at the front, but am assuming that small
    mop buttons would've been added along with the ribbon.

    hmmmm....I have a large jar full of mop buttons, wonder if I should add some? Opinions?

  6. crinolinegirl

    crinolinegirl Alumni

    I don't see anything wrong with adding mother of pearl buttons to replace the missing ones. They are period correct so go for it! I always put new ribbon on my corset covers and chemises as it makes them look so nice :)

  7. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Unfortunately, I don't have any period correct silk ribbon in the correct width...:(

  8. crinolinegirl

    crinolinegirl Alumni

    I use modern ribbon when I re-lace my things. It's stronger than antique ribbon so if anyone wants to wear their item, they can do so safely.
    check at your local sewing notion shop, my one does ribbon in all widths including narrow "baby" ribbon which fits Edwardian things nicely.
    This was re-laced with modern baby ribbon:
    <img src="http://www.corsetsandcrinolines.com/fsimages/undies/rcc1.jpg">

  9. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Oh....I thought it should be era correct! I have a lot
    of baby size ribbon from when I used to make small
    cloth dolls....hoping I have a soft pastel peach or pink!


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