Making a Victorian Petticoat – That is Also a Summer Skirt!

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Are you ready for spring? Because I sure am! Or perhaps you are already enjoying her warm embrace? Whether it be as an extra petticoat to keep you warm in winter, or as a light, breathing linen skirt in summer, I hope you enjoy this little adventure.


2.5 m natural green and white linen bought from Raffina (Norwegian shop and friend) at Trondheim Viking market. I’m afraid most of their stock is offline (and also the shop is in Norwegian).

0.4 m gorgeous diamond twill linen.


[1] Glomdalsmuseet. Petticoat with a straight front and a wide, ruffled hem with English lace. Assumed from around 1900-1910. Originally belonged to Olin Moy, born Møystad, born 20. September 1867, from the farm Møsyad in Hernes, Norway

[2] Kvinnemuseet. Petticoat in cotton. Pieced on top with a wide, curved waistband and simple scalloped hem. Assumed from around 1850-1900

[3] Mjøsmuseet. Petticoat in blue, striped cotton with ties in the back, one wide tuck, and a wide ruffled hem. Mainly sewn on a machine. Bought for Klara Westbye’s confirmation in 1899.

[4] Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out – Agnes Walker, 1907

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