I never see any extant petitcoat for the chemise dress or round gown dated late 18th century. Maybe it was sewn directly to the top of the dress? I find the high waist petticoat with shoulder straps and has decided to sew these fashion after reading interesting post from blog Two Nerdy History Girls. But I don't know it is extant petticoat or not and which musem is located or maybe is in private collection.
|Petticoat © Oregon Regency Society|
Another petticoat from a Warsaw National Museum from the fashion catalog. This petticoat has a bodice and was made of Indian cotton gauze beautifully embroidered with white work. The petticoat dating from late 18th century or early 19th century. Now is very distroyed but still retained the shape, and it is possible to restore.
In catalogue we can read about:
The high - waisted chemise made of white Indian cotton gauze. The bodice is cut in four gored pieces [ I can see 4 gore, for me it is 3 gore two for the sides and one is triangular in the middle front bodice?]; it has a low - cut square neckline and narrow shoulders straps. The gored skir is trimmed at the hem with a pinked ruche of white silk satin. The gores of the bodice and skirt are emphaised with embroiderd floral spays. The front bodice and the skirt along the hem are embroidered with large floral motifs.
© Fashionable World of the 18th century, Ewa Orlinska - Mianowska, MNWChemise with no alterations and never exhibited.
I decided to sew two petticoats one with the bodice and one without. The bodice of round gown has a lining and I do not need a bodice petticoat but only with the straps.