To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1863 Underwear: A Quilted Petticoat!

UGH!!  I hate being sick.  It is such a colossal waste of time!  I mean really.  What is accomplished?  NOTHING!  Unless you count laying around all day on the couch, stomach in knots, thinking that you are so happy you paid attention in Lamaze class (because breathing through the pain is a very good thing right now), drinking gallons of water and eating saltines, and watching so much Netflix that you never want to lay eyes on the TV again!  In truth, I got nothing done from last Monday 1:15 in the morning, until this afternoon.

I had finally had it.  I am still a bit peaky, but I was tired of just lazing, I crawled upstairs and decided to take the drawstring waist band of my quilted petticoat out and replace it with a button waist band.  It turned out waaaay better than the drawstring as the bulk was considerably less and it lays much more smoothly!  I believe it will do very well in keeping my legs warm when I wear any of my Victorian dresses in the cold weather!  Huzzah!!   

The fabulous cotton quilted drapery curtain I found at a thrift store for $7.00!!!  Whoot Whoot!!! 

Here it is all nice and button waist banded.  Using the curtain was so lovely.  It already had a wonderful hem so I didn't have to waste the time making one!! Score!!

Now on to the chemise and drawers....Now if I could only find drapes in the shape of those two!  I would have it made!!


  1. So beautiful- and it will be warm and cozy!

  2. I am hoping so! I will also be able to wear it with the Romantic Era dress I am planning on making!!!