Saturday, March 17, 2012

Combinations! Oh my!

I have been planning to make some combinations for quite a while, now. Combination underwear (or just "combinations") were a style of ladies unmentionable underthingies during the Edwardian era through the 1920's. You might call them rompers or jumpsuits, today, but more delicate than those terms really imply. Here is a scandalous lady on a naughty "French postcard" for reference:
Are you totally scandalized now, or what?

 I started this project by pouring over vintage patterns for easy-fit rompers of the 1980s. Eventually I ended up with a design I was happy with and I set to work on a length of lovely buttery soft satin and some fabulous vintage trim. Along the way there were a lot of false starts and a crazy amount of broken thread, but at the end of the day I am pretty happy with the way it all turned out.

Total scandal around here, dudes.