I have to start with two lovely French new old stock corsets from Auvergne Memories.
First a lovely peach satin with stretch panels (Alas! Still one size too small!)
|The beautiful top stitch detail gives me lots to think about for my next corset.|
|These genuine vintage corsets look a great deal like the corset from our sew-along. Why, of course, they're both French!|
I bought one of these vintage bra backs in pink and will be using it as my closure for my sew-along bra. (coming soon!)
Then there's this adorable 1920's lace bra with delicate rosettes. It's pieces like these that I like to study every detail of for inspiration in my own hand-sewn lingerie.
And I would have bought this gorgeous slip from Vintage Costumes in a heartbeat if it had been just one size bigger. Check out that beautiful embroidered front!
And of course, the lace and ribbon detail is exquisite on this beautiful pink rayon nightgown from Urbaneccentric.
I recently bought a pair quite similar to these adorable new old stock vintage rayon tap panties from Vintage Clothiers and LOVED them! Just one more shop I can't recommend enough.
How about you? Do you buy vintage lingerie? If so, what do you look for? I try to strike a fine balance between wearable and too beautiful to pass up!
Also, are you about ready to start on your bras for the Ooh La La Pin-Up Sew-Along?