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Thread #123229   Message #2712025
Posted By: Emma B
30-Aug-09 - 07:09 AM
Thread Name: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
Subject: RE: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat

From a web page on American antique corsets!

'Red wool became fashionable for undergarments at the end of the 1850s and was used for petticoats, cage crinolines and corsets.

The fashion historians, C. Willett and Phillis Cunnington, cite a source from the early 1860's complaining that "the old- fashioned stays are still too generally worn" and "often of red flannel, boned".'

photos from the collection of L. Hidic

I feel quite itchy and glad to be born in the 20thC :)