I've been trying to figure out what this antique costume piece is
and I'm completely stumped.
It was in a suitcase of Victorian undies I bought recently
at our local fleamarket.
If anyone has an idea, please put me out of my misery!
hand stitched antique white linen with a tiny x-stitch initial at the top,
one side has a slot which reaches 3/4 of the way down
(I thought at first it might be to cover a bustle but
it's too small/the wrong shape) and the other side is plain.
Two tape ties are more than long enough to tie around a waist.
14" long x 7" at the widest point