The Mantua-Maker

 #1880-3 Petticoat

During the 1880s, two petticoats were worn under the dress. Often both petticoats were the same length, but sometimes the innermost was a few inches shorter. The short petticoat (short, in this case, meaning well above the ankle but below the knee) was sometimes called the underskirt.

Because all extra bulk had to be eliminated for the underskirt to fit under the dress without adding to the waistline measurement, the petticoat, as in the case of this pattern, could be placed on a yoke.

This pattern includes 6 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.

1880's - 1890's Underwear Pattern Set

 #1880-2 Drawers

By the 1880s, drawers were worn by most women. They were usually white, until the end of the decade when colored underclothing became popular among the fashionable set.

Drawers were open at the crotch and back seam. They had to be, since they were worn under the corset, and there was no way to get them off – much less back on – without totally undressing.

This pattern includes 4 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.

No. 1880-7
Includes:
 #1880-1 Chemise
#1880-2 Open Drawers
 #1880-3 Petticoat

Decoration ideas included.

All sizes Petite – X-large are included.
$19.00

 #1880-1 Chemise

The chemise was  made of cotton or linen cambric, or of a washing silk like foulard, and helped to protect the corset from body oils and perspiration. It also protected the woman’s body from chaffing from the corset.

But trimmed with lace or Swiss embroidery, the chemise was a woman’s way of thumbing her nose at the outward show of Victorian prudery..

This pattern includes 6 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.