Combinations were worn in place of drawers and a chemise. Introduced in 1877 as fashions were slimming down, they eliminate some of the bulk associated with the layers of chemise and waistband of the drawers. It would be worn under a corset and a short petticoat.
This pattern includes options for a high and a low square neckline. Generally, the high neckline was worn during the day and the low was for evening and dinner wear. It is not low enough for a scoop-neck ball gown. The drawers section are open crotch so you can use the ladies’ room without removing your corsets.
Replaces the drawers and chemise.
High neckline for daytime.
Low neckline suitable for evening wear.
Open crotch drawers.
Decoration ideas included.
This pattern includes 8 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 3 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.
All sizes Petite – X-large are included.
Historical Sewing Patterns