Monday, February 6, 2012

Quilted Petticoat

From the seller:
A classic quilted petticoat slip with lace trim edge in white.

It measures from waist to bottom 33 inches and waist about 24 inches.  Has tear where button would close waist. Button missing. Light age spotting. Machine quilted.

Inside has a seam where someone took it up to fit the length. So charming!

Just found from a Philadelphia Pennsylvania estate.

From Me:

Quilted petticoats were worn mostly for warmth. Before the days of central heating, the house could be rather cold even with a good fire going. My guess is this one is later rather than earlier based on the lace and the way it's sewn. However, it's very possible the lace was added later and the waistband redone.

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