sokchima (Under Skirt)

About this object

History of use

Under-skirts “Sok-chima” in this style are typical of this period, and are more decorated than those used now. They open in the front to allow for the comfort of the woman’s breasts. The pleats are wide to avoid bulk, which was not desired then.

Specific techniques

Machine sewn. All seams are enclosed, the front seam by folding the fabric over and sewing it with a single line of stitching.

Physical description

White cotton under skirt (or slip) with eyelet border at hem (part c). The sleeveless bodice has a front opening and is edged with a synthetic lace in a fine zigzag pattern. Beneath the bodice, the skirt is pleated. The bottom hem has a wide border of two kinds of eyelet lace.