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Cora Pearl, courtesan
Fashion plate, 1806 England, La Belle Assemblée
May fashions, 1876 France, Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames Réunis
Portrait of Ms. Eleanor Urquhart by Henry Raeburn, 1795
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According to the famous Heather McNaughton of Truly Victorian patterns, typical late Victorian and Edwardian era petticoats similar to this one
"were made with lots of varied ruffles to them, so you would have 3-4 layers at the hem line in one petti. Start with a full length petti, and put a 6" ruffle at the hem. Over that you have a tall ruffle coming off at knee height that goes to the hem, with a 6" ruffle on the bottom if it."
[Cotton petticoat, Met Museum, c. 1895]
cuppa-darjeeling-deactivated201 said: Goodness! You're making your own quilted petticoat? I was wondering, what are you using for batting? I haven't got the time to start one just yet, but it's on my to-do list.
I am! This time around, I’m not quilting it myself - I used pre-quilted cotton fabric from Joann, which has a polyester batting. I just don’t have the time to hand quilt before my Williamsburg trip! I am, however, planning on picking the seams of my cream silk satin petticoat after the trip and quilting that for future use.
Wool batting is the textile I’ve seen used most often by costumers who choose to tackle the hand quilted petti!
In honor of my working on some finishing touches on my own quilted petticoat today, I give you a new favorite that I love because of its uniqueness - a black silk petticoat! Never before have I seen this color. Due to the difficulties with black dye and its lack of colorfastness, this must have been for quite a wealthy woman.
[18th century, Met Museum]
divaalternativa said: Please, put a "search" buttom or "archive" in the blog! Is hard to find the pics only based in the labels ;)Thanks!
There is now a search box in my header as well as a page for navigating frequently used tags here! :)