Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Vintage Lingerie pt. 2

Hand stitched silk lounging pajamas, probably from the 1920's.
The hand embroidered lace applique is so early '20 in design. Perhaps it is just '20s inspired. Hard to tell.

The design really shows nicely when back lit.

The garment's true color is the pale peachy pink in the last shot. The silk fabric has a brocaide floral sprig design woven into the fabric itself.
This shot shows the fine mesh upon which the design was worked. Real life size, the mesh is between tulle and nylon net. But this mesh is silk.
Don't you just love the cute little heart shaped hankie pocket?

And notice that the lace applique design is repeated on the outside edge of the pant leg hem (against the wall).
Posted by PicasaThe true colors. See the brocade pattern in the pants fabric?


I just love shopping on ebay!

1 comment:

Ladygrande said...

Gorgeous! Good find, Jill. Can't wait for VE in February.