Female 57-60 cm
Lingerie was termed "Whitewear" in Victorian times. These
garments are sewing using fine cotton batiste and the finest embroidery
thread. The laces are imported French cotton laces - edging, beading,
and insertion. In the Regency period, whitewear was perhaps simpler and
less decorated. Into the Edwardian period, the whitewear became quite
elegant with extravagant use of laces and pintucking.
These heirloom sewn items have been painstakingly crafted with fine batiste fabrics and
imported French cotton laces. Each piece is carefully sewn to the next; insertions often
have the batiste delicately removed from behind. Many of the items have tiny pintucks added.
Ultrafine weight thread is used throughout.