Fabric Suggestions for 203 Edwardian Underthings

This pattern includes three charming "unmentionables" from the Edwardian bride's trousseau. The camisole, petticoat, and drawers make lovely undergarments, sleepwear, or the prettiest summer outerwear. Our pattern includes instructions for many delicate embellishments such as crocheted edging, lace insertion, tucks, and decorative embroidery stitches.

Suggested fabrics: Fine cottons or blends such as lawn, batiste, broadcloth, muslin, or silk. Petticoat can also be made of taffeta.

PLEASE NOTE: Fabrics used as examples in blog may go out of stock from store.  If link is invalid for specific product, there may be another fabric from the supplier that you can substitute.  These suggestions are based on fabrics that are in stock at the time the blog post is written!

These feminine and light weight garments have so much grace.  Below are several fine fabrics and trims that are inspiring and would be beautiful when made into any of these Underthings.  

Here is a lovely cotton eyelet from Michael Levine's. This would make an interesting camisole or petticoat that could be worn on its own (not just under other garments).


I can envision lounging in this Liberty lawn (or really most of the Liberty of London fabrics) - from Bolt Fabric Boutique.  



Mood Fabric has a great Japanese Pima lawn that would be just perfect for making these underthings, especially if you want to add trim, embroidery, tucks, or other embellishments.  It would make very sweet undergarments or sleepwear!

Cloud White Japanese Pima Cotton Lawn


And, this Nani Iro from Stone Mountain and Daughter would make the sweetest undergarment or sleepwear.  The fabric is so soft!


Harts Fabrics carries simple and beautiful silk/cotton voile.  There are several colors in stock.  This rosy color is very sweet and romantic.


Searching for eyelet lead me to The Lace Place out of Pennsylvania.  I was pleased to see that they have a large selection and good variety of lace and trim.  This white edge lace trim eyelet is an example.  I could have easily gone down a rabbit hole on their website!


Lacis Museum and Store (in Berkeley, CA) also has an amazing selection of lace, trims, and eyelets and would be a great resource.  Their website is not great, but you can see some things.  They are very knowledgeable (they've been doing historic clothing and handwork for ages), so giving them a call or email will also help.