Combination Underwear Pattern
One garment to solve your undergarment issues!
Wear under ensembles from 1876 to 1900s
The *very popular* combinations undergarment combines both chemise and drawers into one!
This style of underwear first appeared in 1876 and was popular due the reduction in bulk at the waist of a more fitted type of undergarment. Comfortable to wear and versatile, this underwear is indispensable for the reenactor of all periods.
With 3 different necklines this garment can be used under virtually any dress - both day and evening styles. The crotch seam is left open and is finished with facings. The legs are finished with a simple band below the knee. The center front closes with buttons.
Bust: 30" to 50"
Waist: 25" to 45"
45" or 60" wide: 4 yards
Muslin, broadcloth, flannel, linen, silk, or other natural fiber materials.
Buttons for closure; optional insertion lace for neckline.
If you're just starting your Victorian wardrobe and need undergarments, this pattern is an excellent place to start! Wear under the Truly Victorian #110 corset
for an accurate Victorian silhouette.