« Bat hat, c. 1916-18 | Main | The Costume Cafe Podcast »

November 06, 2012


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


What a lovely quilted petticoat! I'm attempted to recreate my own for the years 1861-1865. Can you tell me if the petticoat was sewn into a "tube" shape first and then quilted, or was it quilted flat and then sewn into a tube? If it was quilted flat, what was done with the resulting raw edge? Thanks!

FIDM Museum

Hi Michaela,

Unfortunately, I don't have the answer to your question! I'd suggest checking out the book mentioned in the post: What Clothes Reveal by Linda Baumgarten. The author has done extensive research on quilted petticoats. Best of luck with your project!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)