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White Cotton Undersleeves, Sleeve Jockeys With Eyelet and Ribbon

White Cotton Undersleeves, Sleeve Jockeys With Eyelet and Ribbon

Regular price $15.00 USD
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Our set of sleeve jockeys is made of a white 100% clear cotton and trimmed with a row of white eyelet beading lace. The lace has been threaded with black satin ribbon but could be exchanged with other colors for different looks. They have a 1 inch wide cuff and are closed with mother-of-pearl buttons and buttonholes. The top of the jockey has a casing through which we have threaded an adjustable elastic. The elastic may be removed and drawstrings inserted if desired. Our jockeys measure 14 inches from casing to cuff and the wrist opening is 8 inches and may be adjusted by moving the button.

This set of Undersleeves or sleeve jockeys as they were also called are one of the most common accessories worn by women in the 1800’s. They were used not only for their looks but also to help protect the garments from soil and wear. While most sleeve jockeys were worn under the wider pagoda style sleeves, they were also found under shirt or bishop style and coat sleeves. Sleeve jockeys, chemisettes and collars were often made in sets and trimmed with similar edgings helping to enhance the illusion that a complete body was being worn when in fact it was just the matching accessories.  

Want to make your own?  We have the pattern: TSA-501 Sleeve Jockeys 

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