Petticoat

Object number
FIC.2018.003
Date
19th century
Description
Black petticoat with a moire-like finish. Tiered ruffles around the hem. Outermost layer is flounced lace with a floral pattern. The lace varies in width from 12 1/2 in. to 7 3/4 in. Second layer is a sheer fabric with 1/8 in. wide satin ribbons sewn in parallel rows 3/8 in. apart. The bottom layer is 3 in. wide cartridge pleated black fabric. 3/4 in. braid sewn under moire-patterned fabric. Additional pinked and scalloped ruffle 3 3/4 in. wide sewn under moire. Green "x" sewn onto waistband. Closure of one metal hook and eye and four additional hooks with thread eyes. Mix of machine and hand stitches.
Object Type
petticoats (underskirts)