Speaking of mysteries... I've had this interesting "vintage" garment for a long time. I don't even remember where I got it. The thing is, is that I don't know from what era this garment comes and while it was sold as "vintage" I strongly suspect that it's actually an antique. I finally decided to try and solve this little mystery. You know, there's something about the length and the construction that doesn't strike me as any later than the 1940s.
Let's check it out:
|I am guessing this is an undergarment/slip of some kind. It has a very simple construction with little detail. Not to mention it's a basic cream color.|
The shape is rather narrow and doesn't flare out very much toward the bottom.
|A detail of the permanent pleating with stitching detail.|
I am amazed with how well it's held up!
The pictures below capture more of the true color of the garment. The ones above are a tad too yellow!
Isn't the garment a gorgeous-colored cream?
|Pretty stitching detail (not sure of the name of the technique) along the top and shoulder straps of the garment.|
|The back of the garment.|
The inside seams are pinked to prevent fraying.
So after all that... I'm guessing early to mid-1930s? I could be totally off, but I'm not sure what else to think! Any opinions out there?