Historical information

This lady’s underwear set of chemise and drawers is an example of the dressmaking and lacework skills of the women of the early settlers families in Moorabbin Shire in the early 20th C


Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

Physical description

This silk lawn hand sewn 2 piece underwear set of a chemise and drawers may have been maternity wear. The Chemise has a gathered waist and a front opening with enclosed buttons, hand made lacework on front and back and the cuffs of the short sleeves. The short Drawers with a large dropped waistline have hand made lacework around the hem