18th c. Quilted Petticoat Embroidery Design + Pattern



Hand embroidery design for an 18th c. Quilted Petticoat


This listing is for a hand embroidery design for a late-18th century quilted petticoat. The hem has a pattern of scallops filled with different floral and botanical designs, including intricate leaves, flowers, and pomegranates. Above this is an area of flowing floral designs, with more scallops and flowers as it gets closer to the waist of the petticoat This design is based on an extant example in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, accession number 14.427.

This design is being replicated as faithfully as possible, given the limitations of the museum photos. There are 6 different motifs along the hem, all of which are included in this design.  You can read more about the design process in this blog post.

This design will come with an extensive PDF, including print-outs of the design and the layout of all the embroidery pieces. It will also include instructions for preparing your fabrics for quilting, and for sewing and finishing your petticoat.

We make every effort to ensure that our machine embroidery designs evoke period hand embroidery techniques, and are well-researched so you can use them with confidence on your historical costuming projects. They may copy the wobbles or slight flaws in an original design, to help keep them from looking too perfect and modern. They may contain details that you are not used to seeing in modern machine embroidery designs, such as more color changes or jump stitches between areas. All our files are accompanied by a detailed description of the original design as well as stitching instructions and thread recommendations so you can get the most out of these designs.

You will receive a detailed PDF along with the digital files needed to stitch out this design on a wide variety of embroidery machines. The PDF contains historical notes, embroidery and sewing instructions, and a pattern for cutting out the pocket layers.

Finished size: approximately 33″ x  76″

This file will be available for immediate download once payment is processed. All digital sales are final and cannot be refunded, so please check your purchase carefully. If you have any questions about the suitability of this design, please ask before buying.

Unless otherwise specified in an individual listing, the purchase of a Romantic Recollections, LLC embroidery design grants you a single-user license. This means you can use our designs to create items for personal use or to sell. You may not sell, share, trade, or give away the design files themselves.

All designs, patterns, instructions, and photos are copyright Romantic Recollections, LLC.


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