18th century False Rump Petticoats

False Rump Petticoat #1 (shortest and innermost layer):

 

Patterns Used:
– Koshka’s Petticoat Tutorial.

Fabrics Used:
– White cotton.

Other Materials Used:
– Store-bought bias tape.
– Store-bought twill tape.
– Regular white thread.

Mix of hand and machine sewing.

If I recall (since I’m writing this section some time after I finished the garment), I didn’t have as much fabric to work with as I normally do. This means the petticoat isn’t as full as others I make usually are.  I decided this would be the innermost petticoat.

It’s also slightly shorter than I normally would hem it. I wanted to make sure it would work with a variety of hem lengths.

I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m curious to see if it’s short enough to go under my pocket hoops for a little extra layering under those petticoats.

This is the first petticoat layered over the false rump. It doesn’t have as much fullness as the second petticoat.

False Rump Petticoat #2 (floor-length):

 

Patterns Used:
– Koshka’s Petticoat Tutorial.

Fabrics Used:
– White cotton.

Other Materials Used:
– Store-bought bias tape.
– Store-bought twill tape.
– Regular white thread.

Mix of hand and machine sewing.

This petticoat is my favorite of all the petticoats I’ve made. Interestingly enough, it’s also the most recent. I guess lots of practice really does help! 😉

This petticoat was made to be worn with my trained chemise a la reine, and I knew it would be seen through the white cotton voile. I was very careful to take measurements with my husband’s help, to get the length all around as close as I needed.

I also wanted to do the best job I could with pleating. Many of my past petticoats had a larger overlap on the side seams than I really liked. I think I do prefer things to be very slight with overlap. I get weird gapping issues and it makes it difficult to reach through all of the layers’ slits to get to any pockets.

Since this petticoat is trained, I will need to make another petticoat for extra layering, at a more even and possibly shorter length.

The false rump looks better with two petticoats layered over it.

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