“This is a petticoat and top that my Great Great Grandmother from Denmark made. Probably from an early sewing machine as the stitching is quite basic. I only wear it twice a year. I think it’s because the things I wear day to day depend on how I feel, and these pieces are very feminine. It’s not always appropriate. I love and appreciate the detailing and the fact that it’s an undergarment but there is still so much care and fine embroidery. Even the buttons are handmade. I like the fact that someone related to me made it, even though I had never met her.”