Lace on underwear
(This post has been edited - as I was wrong!)
Deep in the depths of Sarah Carter, my team and I are still cataloguing.
This is a beautiful piece of bobbin lace we found the other day. (I had mixed it up with the hand-knitted one)
Imagine doing all that work. Wouldn't you just be so proud to show it off?
So where is it???
On these bloomers!
We are finding lots and lots of beautiful night dresses as well - and the work on them is stunning.
Which has me thinking again about Glory Boxes - and wondering if the term and practice was just Australian. Where young women, as soon as they could sew, started work on their Glory Boxes, the linen they would take with them to their new home when they married.
There was one exhibition that toured along those lines many years ago - the boxes these women had in which they lovingly put away their finished work, ready for their first home of their own.
Some others referred to it as a "Bottom Drawer" - items put away there, to be ready.
Must do a bit more searching / thinking about it. I know there was a formula - how many nighties they should have, how many table cloths, how many supper cloths etc etc. I think my Mother started one, and she married in 1948, but I think it basically died as a practice in the 1950s.
Any thoughts, anyone???