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Girl's Petticoat
18th c

Have you ever seen one before? I haven't. Very sweet and exquisitely made. I am not sure when in the century this would have been made. In Dictionary of Children's Clothes 1700s to Present by Noreen Marshall she states on p182 that older girls and women in the 18th c, for example, would wear petticoats of quilted coloured fabric with their open-fronted gowns. Our quilted petticoat was worn by a very young girl who must have been from a wealthy family.


of palest shell pink satin quilted in a small diamond design, below a band of cream wool pleated into a shell pink linen tape waistband, the hem also bound with a natural linen tape, lined with natural linen, waist 17 i/2 in or 44 cm; length 16 in or 40 cm


Excellent apart from some moth holes to the plain pleated wool and one tiny tiny stain.