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Ladies Victorian Union Suit

Over the years I have had a number of request for ladies union suits, mostly from the Dickens' crowd.  The top edge of a ladie's drawers can itch and dig under a corset.  Some ladies choose to cheat and wear their drawers over their corsets, but this can interfear with the proper wearing of a chemise.  I can not tell you off the top of my head, exactly what year union suits for ladies came in, but I have a strong feeling it was not until the latter half of the Victorian era.  Even though they are not period,  I decided to go a head and develop a pattern for my clients personal comfort.  Onc

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