I did one non-period thing to my petticoat. I started with a horsehair row at the hem. I sewed 1/2 inch modern plastic horsehair braid and serpentine stitched it between the layers. Here is the start of my 'wee' project:
|Not the best photo but you can see the serpentine stitched first row at top.|
The corded hem will be about 9 inches deep. I will still need to wear a starched or netted petticoat over this to get the 38-40's bell shape without the dreaded hoop wire.
Will keep you posted as I move along. This weekend I plan to get the muslin done for the dress bodice so I can start moving on that. Where is that 24 hour plus clock!