Camisole with Tatting
Imagine living back in the 1850s-1880s without air conditioning. Women would have wanted to dress as comfortably – and lightly – as possible, yet still be modest.
The camisole has tatting and lace details on the straps and upper part. Camisoles in the mid-1800s were more of a decorated tube top with ribbon shoulder straps; like an early bra-like garment. Camisoles do not have buttons because they were designed to be worn under a corset or stays, while corset covers usually have buttons.
To provide insight into the complexity of one of the tatted circles, this is a description of the process: https://pieceworkmagazine.com/victorian-tatting-how-to…/.