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Ladies Drawers
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Title: Ladies Drawers
Identifier: 991.4.21
Donor: Wawel Villa
Item Date: 1880-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: White cotton gusseted drawers with side buttoning waistband and lace trim. All stitching appears machine made with the exception of buttonholes. Front edge of waistband has two mother of pearl buttons (one at each corner). With one button on the right waistband extension and buttonhole in the left. The rear side of the waistband has two buttonholes. Waistband extensions are 16 cm long. Scalloped lace edging approx. 2.5 cm deep. All seams are flat filled. Lower leg opening is 66 cm in circumference.

Items from this accession belonged to Mrs. Violet Dixon; a deceased resident of the Villa.

Drawers are undergarments worn to help outer clothing from being stained from perspiration, to keep warm in colder climates, or to aid in giving desirable shape and support. They are commonly worn by women to help preserve modesty.
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