Lingerie Fabric and Lace Treatments


Fabric and Lace Treatments

  • Applique: A method of overlaying fabric or lace onto fabric in a decorative manner, usually with a satin stitch edge.
  • Chantilly Lace: A lace commonly used in vintage lingerie. Threads or cords outline the flowers of the lace. The background is a fine net.
  • Crystal Pleating: A pleating treatment found on lingerie. This is called either Crystal Pleating, Crimp Pleating, or Perma Pleating.
  • Embroidery: To add detail and ornamentation to fabric by needlework with thread.
  • Eyelet: Often used to trim lingerie from the 19th C on. Usually a series of worked round holes that form a repetitive pattern.
  • Overlay: Covering one surface with another for added decoration. Usually a sheer lace on top of a solid material.
  • Pellon Lining: This is an interfacing lining that is added to the inside of the slip for stiffness.
  • Picot Stitching: A scalloped type of stitching used in earlier lingerie as a hem finish.
  • Pintucking: Pin tucking is tiny tucks in the fabric which is then sewn so close that it can’t even be measured.
  • Ruching and Shirring: Loose gathering or pleating in a decorative arrangement.

Written by Pauline Cameron/alonesolo/fashiontales

Appliqué and embroidery on silk - Courtesy of dancingdresses

Appliqué and embroidery on silk Courtesy of dancingdresses

Vintage floral applique on chiffon gown - Courtesy of dancing dresses

Vintage floral applique on chiffon gown Courtesy of dancing dresses

Applique on nylon - Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Applique on nylon Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Vintage chantilly lace - Courtesy of shoppinggoddess

Vintage chantilly lace Courtesy of shoppinggoddess

Chantilly lace - Courtesy of gilo49

Chantilly lace Courtesy of gilo49

Crystal pleating - Courtesy of magsrags

Crystal pleating Courtesy of magsrags

Crystal pleating - Courtesy of magsrags

Crystal pleating Courtesy of magsrags

Embroidery on silk  - Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Embroidery on silk Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

Embroidery on nylon - Courtesy of gilo49

Embroidery on nylon Courtesy of gilo49

Cotton eyelets & pierced work - Courtesy of pastperfectvintage

Cotton eyelets & pierced work Courtesy of pastperfectvintage

Eyelet - Courtesy of gilo49

Eyelet Courtesy of gilo49

Overlay using sheer chiffon over lace - Courtesy of joules

Overlay using sheer chiffon over lace Courtesy of joules

Pellon - Courtesy of Linn

Pellon Courtesy of Linn

Picot stitching - Courtesy of yvonne/vintagepretties

Picot stitching Courtesy of yvonne/vintagepretties

Pintuck details - Courtesy of yvonne/vintagepretties

Pintuck details Courtesy of yvonne/vintagepretties

Shirring on collar - Courtesy of gilo49

Shirring on collar Courtesy of gilo49

Shirring & lace inlay - Courtesy of gilo49

Shirring & lace inlay Courtesy of gilo49

Ruching details - Courtesy of joules

Ruching details Courtesy of joules

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