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Crinoline Petticoat

Crinoline Petticoat
C.1860 -1862. It was considered a faux pas for the ridges of your hoops to show through your skirt. to fix this, women wore full petticoats, as wide as their outer skirts, to go over the crinoline, to soften the edges of the hoops so they wouldn't show through. They would also add volume to a skirt making it bigger as well.
This petticoat is made of cotton, and is decorated with little pintucks and crimped fabric around the hem. It looks like it was made for a young girl of around 10.
Measures 106" around the hem and is gauged around the waist to fit a round early 1860's hoop. Has the original owners name B. Delany No. 3 written in old ink on the inside of the waistband. Waist measures 22".
(Formerly L. Hidic)