1940's Nylon Negligee
Off-White, nylon parachute robe and gown, lace trim, ankle length.
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These garments were designed and made by Lillian Luoma for her belated honeymoon in 1945. The garments are made from a nylon parachute that her husband sent her from France. She won first place in The Cleveland Press' fifth national sewing contest in the Victory category for these garments. Lillian was born in Warren, Ohio in 1917 and was an Alumna of Ohio State University. She would go on to teach Home Economics in Ohio and Florida.
Bishop Sleeve, Banded Cuff, Gored Skirt
Garment is made of nylon and lace trim is cotton
“1940's Nylon Negligee,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed July 3, 2020, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/1774.
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