I recently completed a linen corded petticoat for a living historian in New York. I have made several corded petticoats over the years and have come to the conclusion that linen is the ideal fiber for this style of petticoat! Unlike cotton, linen retains its shape (thus requiring less starching) and receives cording more easily. And linen petticoats always feel like the real thing- not just a reproduction!
Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs. View all posts by Susan