Wedding diary: petticoats galore
I started the short petticoat, for under the wedding gown, which I have seen called a decency skirt.
“An under-petticoat that isn’t very wide and a bit over knee-length, worn between shift and stays. It’s supposed to preserve decency in case you fall or if the panier is lifted by a high wind â€“ there were no drawers underneath. Cut as a rectangle and pleated to the waist with a width of maybe 100-150 cm.”
It is in the same pale blue as the pocket hoops and will feature embroidery around the edge as well. I’m still not sure if the hoops will be used with the gown or not but I couldn’t resist trying to make a pair. Most likely I will use a bump pad. Once that is decided and the shoe height is determined the second petticoat will be started.