This one is in the category of "Who knew?" Who knew that ladies made bags for their corsets? Who knew that they then embroidered them? (and even spent money on transfer patterns for the designs!)
Interestingly, this pattern for embroidering a long, narrow bag probably dates to a period when corsets had reached a rather extreme length. The Metropolitan Museum of Art dates this fine example to 1917-1919.
|Metropolitan Museum of Art
|Womens Home Journal, 1910