Petticoat. Petticoat OASC Add to MyMet Share Permalink Download Full screen Additional Images (2) < 11 of 53 search results > Petticoat Date: 1795 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 36 in. (91.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Alvah E. Reed, 1965 Accession Number: 2009.300.894
C.1865. Quilted petticoats are quite unusual to find due to the amount of work that went into making them and the fact that central heating did not exist, so they were often worn out. This lovely petticoat is in wonderful condition and is made out of white cotton. The bottom half of the skirt had wadding inserted into it and then decorative stitches were used to keep it in place. The stitching was done with an old chain stitch treadle machine which is common for the mid 1860's.