Market Lavington Museum

A camisole and knickers

In the museum at Market Lavington, we have various items of clothing worn locally in the past. Some were purchased. Others, like this pair of undergarments, were hand made.

Pink cami

Dating from the 1930s, we have a pink silk camisole.

pink cami 2

Viewed from the inside, we can see the hand sewn hemming.

pink cami 3

Lace has been sewn on around the top and around the lower edge of the matching knickers. These were fastened with buttons, requiring hand sewn buttonholes.

pink cami knicks