The original petticoat/underskirt for this dress needed a little bit more fullness and a slightly stiffer hem. However I didn't have any more of the fabric, so resorted to the age old technique of using the fashion fabric where it was going to be seen (the skirt front and back hem) and filled in the rest with a quilting cotton of a similar weight. This allowed me double the amount of fabric in the back of the skirt to add desired fullness. The hem was faced with a 4 inch wide band of the same quilting fabric, machine stitched along the bottom edge and hand hemmed along the top. The machine stitching wont be seen and adds a little more stiffness.
|Plain quilting cotton filling in the back of the under skirt.|
|Front view of the updated underskirt and stomacher.|
|An excellent reference series for the historic costumer.|
|Inside view showing position of boning channels.|