A model shows the Georgian panniers (hoop pockets), shift, and petticoat made with our sewing pattern RH832 18th century women's underpinnings
A model shows the Georgian panniers (hoop pockets), shift, and petticoat made with our sewing pattern RH832 18th century women's underpinnings
Front cover for our sewing pattern RH832, 18th century women's underpinnigs, which makes Georgian panniers (hoop pockets), shift, and petticoats
Back cover for our sewing pattern RH832, 18th century women's underpinnigs, which makes Georgian panniers (hoop pockets), shift, and petticoats
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RH832 — 18th century Women's Underpinnings sewing pattern

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Use our Underpinnings pattern for all your 18th century skivvies!

Ladies, no matter what you wear on the outside, you need the right foundation garments on the inside. Use our pattern, based on extant examples, to make your own shifts, pocket hoops, and hooped petticotes. Also includes instructions for other varieties of hoops.

Fits busts 28"-50". All sizes in one envelope. 

Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Suggested Fabrics:
Shift: plain linen, fine linen for ruffles
Hooped Petticote garment weight linen, wool or silk
Pocket Hoops plain or striped linen or cotton
Wide Hoops linen or silk

Notions: thread; half oval reed, cane or hoop skirt boning; silk ribbon, cloth tape. twill tape or other narrow ware for boning channels and waistbands

Yardage Requirements:
Shift 3 yds at least 45” wide
Hooped Petticote 3 yds at least 45” wide
Pocket Hoops 1 yd at least 45” wide
Wide Hoops 4¼ yds at least 45” wide

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