Today I thought I would share a little bit of my inspiration in creating the Teddy - Combination Undergarment pattern:
The teddy, also known as the combination undergarment, envelope chemise, and cami-knickers started out as a nice little piece to wear under dresses as they got shorter and shorter in the 1920's.
|1930's reproduction sewing pattern available here.|
The teddy gained in popularity in the 1940's when the outbreak of World War 2 meant that women were just as often wearing trousers as skirts.
|Oh my God, does anyone know where I can find some slinky charmeuse with little stars on it?!|
Reproduction pattern available here.
The teddy worked nicely as underwear and camisole for a more comfortable, versatile underwear.
In my research I actually found more British patterns for "cami-knickers" than American ones.
|Image from http://bigfeetbears.blogspot.com/2010/09/camiknicker.html|
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