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And The Layers Are... (1)

Nana, Edouard Manet, 1877Making sense of ladies' underwear 1876-82.

Walking you through all the different layers, from the skin out.

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totc_42  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   Really informative, and I appreciate the number of links and references you've provided. My next corset is going to be something like yellow and black!! Thanks for the inspiration ...  
 
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dcollington  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   Makes the modern knicker draw look rather feeble doesn't it. Thanks so much for this, lovely article.  
 
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valarie  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   In the underwear list for India, it says, "•Two pairs of corsets, with extra cases to wash; one pair of evening corsets, with case".
What is a case?
 
 
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mmcnealy  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   Valarie,
That's a great question, and I don't know the answer to it, but I'll see if I can find out.
 
 
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manon  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   I put items that can damage easily in pillow cases in the wash, could it be washable corsets in cases made specially to wash them so that they wouldn't damage?  
 
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lynnmcmasters  
And the Layers are: Part 1 of Underwear in the Natural Form Era by Marion McNealy   Marion, Thanks for adding that about the Silverado Pattern being the closest to the corsets of that period. I needed to make one for a photo shoot so I modified JoAnn's pattern. I Modified the three pattern in the front of the corset to make them straight and I made the gores straight and lengthened them. There are a couple things I might do different if I did it again but it did work fairly well. Anyone can e-mail me if they would like to get more info or see a picture. Lynn  
 

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