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Unlabelled camisole 1900

The Darnell Collection and Cotton Australia

Australian Fashion Council

Australian Fashion Council
Australia

Camisole
1900
America
Unlabelled
This camisole is made from woven cotton/linen blend fabric with a most unusual flocked effect with cotton fibres applied in a raised dot pattern. An adhesive was dotted on the surface of the camisole. Cotton fibres, chopped into minute segments, were applied to the adhesive. The reverse side shows the pattern, but without the raised effect. You can see some of the ‘dots’ have peeled away. This is a very unusual technique especially to be found on an undergarment.
Machine cotton ribbon trim is used for the sleeves, neckline and waistband and down back.

Other information
Lawn
http://thedreamstress.com/2010/07/voile-lawn-muslin-whats-the-difference-the-long-answer/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ULFN5Bybs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_cloth
History of muslin
http://savageuniversal.com/blog/history-of-muslin
http://thedreamstress.com/2010/06/calico-muslin-gauze-a-history-of-fabric-terminology-part-i/
History of Lingerie
file:///Users/charlottesmith/Desktop/Fashon%20mag%20and%20newspaper%20articles%20for%20reference/Lingerie%20Guide.webarchive
http://www.fashion-era.com/crinolines.htm
http://www.petticoated.com/history01.html
History of the camisole
https://cynthiaripleymiller.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/underwear-the-hidden-history/
http://www.fashion-era.com/bras_and_girdles.htm
http://www.fashion-era.com/drawers-pants-combinations-knickers-fashion.htm
“The Corset”, by Dr. Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2007
“Underwear: Fashion in Detail”, by Eleri Lynn, V&A Publishing, 2010

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  • Title: Unlabelled camisole 1900
  • Creator: The Darnell Collection, Cotton Australia
  • Date Created: 1900
  • Location Created: USA
  • Provenance: USA
  • Type: Camisole
  • Photographer: Cotton Australia
  • Original Source: The Darnell Collection
  • Medium: Woven cotton/linen blend fabric

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