Over the past couple of weeks I've been working some shifts at the treehouse. In case you were wondering, no, I haven't been able to come home empty handed. I found the loveliest old fashioned under things to wear!!! The first is this beautiful Edwardian piece...
I love the perfect tatting on it's sleeve/collar and the tiny eyelets!
so much detail!!!
The one thing I worry about is the number of hook and eye clousures. The eyes are just wrapped thread, so I'm afraid with even a little force might rip them. I was thinking about replacing them with snaps... but the original work is so beautiful! Upon wearing it now, I'm able to dress without undoing them, which will reduce the strain. Pheeeewww!
My thought was to wear it with a high skirt. This is another vintage piece, some sort of petticoat that I already have. It's definitely too costumey and white to wear, but gives an idea of the line. I'm going to keep my eye out for more modern skirts with a high waist, or one I could adapt. Not to long or I'll like look an old fashioned school teacher, which, while hot, is not quite what I want to go for. I think a simple wool a line would be nice. No black or grey. Perhaps plaid. I would also consider something I could crochet some straps too. Maybe a looser piece. I'll keep you posted!
The next item is this corset
I was trying it over the blouse, but don't think it works. I've worn it out alone (!!!) on a hot summer like day and then with a cutie polka dot shirt underneath. Both were ok. Still looking for more under- options.