Today I'm bringing you an extant piece from the Purfylle collection.
It appears to me that these were made but never worn.
The fabric shows aging marks.
Martha W Moyer, Evening School 11/17/
The openings have buttons holes back and front on both sides.
The plackets appear to be hand stitched into position.
There is also a button hole in the center of the waistband at both the back and the front. The inside of the waist band shows the french seams.
Care is taken where the seams intersect to fold them in opposite directions to reduce bulk.
Although the garment is hand finished the seams appear to have been machine stitched. Early sewing machines stitched chainstitch. Chainstitch would appear as straight stitch on the top and chainstitch underneath.
The leg holes were a simple round hole without any slits.
Inside the leg opening you can see both machine and hand stitching.
The fabric for the garment appears to be linen.
Likewise for the stitching and lace.