This section is from the book "Clothing For Women: Selection, Design, Construction", by Laura I. Baldt. Also available from Amazon: Clothing For Women: Selection, Design, Construction.
One should become familiar not only with the materials used in the construction of garments, but also with the numerous "findings "necessary for finishing edges, trimming, and fastening garments. The following list names those most often needed and gives approximate prices.
FIG. 17. - Cluny, torchon, and Irish laces and headings, hand-and machine-made, suitable for undergarments and lingerie blouses.
Fig. 18. - Hand-made (pillow) cluny lace.
Fig. 19. - Embroidered edgings suitable for lingerie dresses and undergarments.
Upper row (left to right), hand-finished insertion and edging and hand embroidered edging.
Second row (left to right), nainsook and soft finished
Fig. 20. - Embroidered edgings, suitable for lingerie dresess and undergarments.
Upper row (left to right), batiste and Swiss edging. Second row (left to right), batiste and Swiss edging. Lower row (left to right), batiste, and voile edging.
Fig. 21. - Entre-deux and headings embroidered on batiste, Swiss, nainsook, soft finished cambric and voile, suitable for undergarments, infants' clothing, lingerie blouses, and dresses.