Petticoats

Corded Petticoats

Antique 1840's corded petticoat from HistoricalSewing.com

Antique 1840’s corded petticoat from historicalsewing.com
This petticoat has a drawstring waist with 10 rows of cording at the hem and 13 rows spaced further apart (2.5″ apart?)

“From the late 1820s through to the 1860s, there was a structural undergarment that was required in order to get the “proper” bell-shape to your skirt: the Corded Petticoat. It came into fashion right after the Regency era when the waist line was slowly dropping and before the American Civil War when hoop skirts were commonly used.” ~ Jennifer Rosbrugh in 5 questions about corded petticoats at HistoricalSewing.com  Continue reading

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Pantalets

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1860 pantalets, Metropolitan Museum

Pantalets were made of bleached white cotton. I have a least 1 pair in my “trunk”. I need to dig them out. The pattern is simple and easy to figure out from looking at a pair. Trimmings of tucks, lace, or embroidery on the ones I’ve seen were similar to cotton petticoats.
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1830’s to 1840’s Corded Petticoat

      
Left: 1830s Petticoat from Kyoto Costume Institute’s “Fashion”
Center: 1840s-1850s petticoat sold at Karen Augusta’s site
Right: 1830s petticoat that was sold on eBay a while back

from Historically Dressed.com with how to make instructions by Jennifer E. Lithgow

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