Antique Victorian Open Drawers Pantaloons Bloomers 1890s
Dating to the late Victorian era, circa 1890, these antique open crotch drawers (also sometimes called pantaloons or bloomers) are made of white cotton and feature a double button back closure and a 4 1/4" hemstitched flounce.
There are 2 handworked buttonholes at the back at the waistband and 2 mother of pearl buttons. Two separate legs are gathered onto the 1" wide waistband. The seams are finished with twill tape and the gathering on the flounce is also stabilized with the same twill tape. There is a large portion of the back, interior lower leg that is either a period repair, or possibly the maker simply didn't have a large enough piece of fabric to make the leg piece.
My blog post about Victorian Drawers that discusses piecing on underpinnings for more information.
Excellent, clean, and sturdy. (The period repair/or piecing is not considered a flaw. If you feel it is a flaw, please reconsider your purchase - we want you to be happy with your purchase!)
- Waist -- 25" (could be expanded to 26" if only one button was fastened)
- Hips -- 38" more or less Length -- 26" from top of waistband
This is an antique underpinning. Due to the fragile nature of antique clothing, we cannot accept returns on this item.