Not too much to report today, just plodding along with the bottom border of the quilted petticoat. I am just finishing the back where the pattern joins, so it has been a little tricky to make sure the pattern meets and still looks good.

Just to remind myself of the goal it should look something like this:

Silk quilted 18th century petticoat - Musum of fine art Boston

Silk quilted 18th century petticoat - Musum of fine art Boston

The main differences between the petticoat above are that: the one above has a silk top fabric, mine is cotton; and I have a large tree design on the front.

The centre back seam will look more similar to the above image as where the bottom border meets at the back the vines meet at a short ‘trunk’ section.  You can just make this out in the picture below (although it is not too clear as there is a slight crease).

Bottom border 'Trunk' at centre back of quilted petticoat

Bottom border 'Trunk' at centre back of quilted petticoat

Next class (after bank holiday):

  • Starting on bodice, so we need to bring domette/lawn/drill/top fabric
  • Quilted petticoat should be finished (hmm – I still have a lot to do)